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Old August 28th, 2015, 08:48 AM   #1
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Okay, so my Probe has been out of commission for a good while now due to serious overheating. The gaskets might have been the starting point but I think the heads were done for.

Anyways, after my car broke down my sisters boyfriend bought a curve neck ZE to install into his SE. Long story short, he lost interest in it and decided to give me the engine.

So what this means is that i'm going to need some helpful SoCal hands to get my probe back on the streets. I was having serious Probe withdraws and it didn't help that I was driving a Prius
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Old August 29th, 2015, 12:29 AM   #2
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Are you buying the beer ( I like IPA)?
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Old August 29th, 2015, 05:23 AM   #3
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I'll buy the beer and carne asada.
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Old August 31st, 2015, 07:50 AM   #4
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Sadly is not a high compression motor and doesn't have Ze cams. The heads are the best part of it. Good luck with it, too bad I'm not in so cal anymore.
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Old September 1st, 2015, 01:06 PM   #5
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Sadly is not a high compression motor and doesn't have Ze cams. The heads are the best part of it. Good luck with it, too bad I'm not in so cal anymore.
who are you?


eric, i'd be down to help. just need to know when and where.
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Old September 3rd, 2015, 06:36 PM   #6
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do you have a cherry picker?

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Put some pics what you got there
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Old September 3rd, 2015, 11:22 PM   #7
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Cherry picker?? Since when is a chain and tree not good enough.
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Old September 4th, 2015, 11:37 AM   #8
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Cherry picker?? Since when is a chain and tree not good enough.
he may not have a tree handy where he lives. plus, this isn't the first engine swap he's done. i'm pretty sure he's got a lift. if not, my brother does and he's not too far away
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Old September 4th, 2015, 12:08 PM   #9
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Oh yea that's right I forgot you guy's were ablaze over there. Any of you guy's near the fires?
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Old September 7th, 2015, 07:46 AM   #10
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I'm actually going to get a cherry picker soon here and the probe is going to be in Pomona. I bought a house down here.
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Old September 7th, 2015, 10:26 AM   #11
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who are you?
Why does it matter who I am.
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Old September 7th, 2015, 01:03 PM   #12
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He asked because it seems like you've seen the motor he got and inspected it.
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Old October 13th, 2015, 07:11 PM   #13
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So I was finally able to get the engine over to my house:

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d1...913_160315.jpg
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Now to do some maintenance and cleaning it up. Lets see if I don't mess up the timing.
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Old October 14th, 2015, 12:03 PM   #14
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Why does it matter who I am.
because i asked and also because you appeared to have detailed knowledge of this specific engine, but the most important reason is because i asked.




eric. with that curved neck manifold, i would definitely check the casting numbers on both the heads AND the cams to ensure that this is a bona fide KLZE.

i've noticed that the valve cover has the raised lettering on the top and bottom sections. i want to say this came from a millenia with the "hybrid" motor [DE block - ZE heads w/o ZE cams]. both the IM and VC are near dead giveaways, but you'd have to check the castings to be sure.

good to see your brother helping you out.
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Old October 14th, 2015, 03:16 PM   #15
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I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's a millenia motor, which as long as it's clean who cares what it looks like, free motor.
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Old October 15th, 2015, 06:08 AM   #16
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Okay, so it's not a ZE, it has KL-101 and KL-1A1. As long as it works and I can drive my car again, I'll be a happy camper. Plus it gives me practice to installing the real thing later.
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Old October 15th, 2015, 09:47 AM   #17
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You can still have the kl01 heads and cams with the curve neck, but it's very possible to have the high compression pistons. It's been said on here before, but by the stamping number on the throttle body it should tell you if it has them or not. Sorry I can't remember the correct number, but I'm sure someone else who knows will chime in.

The curve neck ZE with kl01 heads and cams are pretty common motors but any that I've seen have the high compression pistons in them. I have one currently in my car, one on an engine stand and the original one that was in my car. But are usually pretty clean.

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Sadly is not a high compression motor and doesn't have Ze cams. The heads are the best part of it. Good luck with it, too bad I'm not in so cal anymore.
Not true at all. Trying doing some research first before you post something.
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Old November 13th, 2015, 12:30 PM   #18
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eric, did you get this motor installed?
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Old November 15th, 2015, 07:40 PM   #19
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eric, did you get this motor installed?
To tell you the truth, I got a little scared to even start on it. I started taking it apart to clean it up and do some maintenance on it. I think i'm going to do the timing belt as one side of the belt is a little chipped. I just hope I can do it as I haven't done it before.
Then there is still the issue of bringing the car to me to do the swap.

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I noticed that the rear head was a lot cleaner than the front head.
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the head issue is kind of normal. probably VCG or maybe the grommet on the PCV isn't sealing properly.

where's the car now? heh, i should take my probe up there so i can swap out my rack without any issues from my overlord. just waiting on getting it from napa.
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yes you can have a oval port engine with 10:1 compression..Ive had one before ..Tell you the truth,drop some ze cams in there,an you wont be able to tell the difference..
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Old November 18th, 2015, 05:09 AM   #22
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the head issue is kind of normal. probably VCG or maybe the grommet on the PCV isn't sealing properly.

where's the car now? heh, i should take my probe up there so i can swap out my rack without any issues from my overlord. just waiting on getting it from napa.
The car is in hesperia and I bought a house in Pomona so I have to bring it down here. The rack is something I have to replace as well but it will be a lot easier to do with the engine out.
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The car is in hesperia and I bought a house in Pomona so I have to bring it down here. The rack is something I have to replace as well but it will be a lot easier to do with the engine out.
that was my plan too, plus i wanted to swap out the heads on my ZE with the heads i took off of my mx-6's ZE before i got rid of the car.

for now, i'll do the easiest thing: the rack. i still have to get the heads cleaned up.
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Old November 21st, 2015, 07:38 PM   #24
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I got the engine all cleaned up and I changed the water pump and timing belt. Was easier than I thought.

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Cleaned up nice, good job bro.
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