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#1 (permalink) Old 11-01-2005, 10:44 PM
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hey everbody well i havent posted in a while, anyways a e36 318i showed up at my local junkyard!!!!!!!!!!!!! thats a first, so i jumped on it and stole i mean bought the ECU and climate panel, i bought the light switch and most important the cylinder head, the head is in excellent shape and i plan on port and polishing it, i already have half the valves out, any advice on how to P&P it, also should i do cams, i plan on picking up the block in a week to also rebuild it,
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I would recommend getting it (p&p) done professionally, but since it's just a second head i guess you could just try to have fun. Start off with the stone head grinders because they don't take too much off at once compared to the carbide heads. Go slowly, and basically have fun. But remember taking off more doesn't always mean better flow, if you happened to cut incorrectly also, it could interrupt air flow instead of helping it flow smoother. Use lube while cutting or else you could get hot spots and those just tend to chunk out.
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