Just introducing myself and my car . This last summer I bought 607 from a guy in northern Utah. The vehicle wasn't running so I had him tow it down to Salt Lake City for me. It appears to have some very bent valves in cylinder #1. I'm going to be finished with school this week and am looking forward to spending some time tearing the cylinder head off. I owned a 95 eclipse gsx between the years '04 and '08 and I loved it, apart from the summer when the thrust bearing decided it had enough (yes, crankwalk). Even then, rebuilding an engine can be quite fun.
My wife and I are expecting our first child this month and the GVR4 appealed because I though my wife would consider it an appropriate daddy car because it has four doors. Now I just need to get it running. I'm curious if anybody has pictures or diagrams of the vacuum hose routing? The car was registered in rural Utah and most of the emissions controls/EVAP stuff was disconnected since emissions testing/inspection was not required. However, in SLC county, its a different story. Its missing a few small parts here and there that I am looking to buy, but I suppose I will make another post for that.
Any suggestions on the cylinder head work would be welcome -- like any performance upgrades that would be easy/cheap to do while the head is off. Also, any recommendations on type of head gasket? The car has had its engine replaced in the past and supposedly has a JDM engine now. I don't know much about this, but I know it has an oil cooler that doesn't really have a nice place to be mounted.