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Porsche 928 S4 Engine Delivery & Cleaning

My Parrot on a Porsche 928 S4 Engine
green cheeked amazon on Top of Porsche 928 S4 Engine

Unplugged Rotary Tool next to a polishing kit.
Rotary tool did not fit polish kit. I failed using this.

Porsche 928 S4 Engine unpacked
Porsche 928 S4 Engine Broke free from bubble wrap. Nice and shiny

Side view of my Porsche 928 S4 Engine in my garage
Sideview of Porsche 928 S4 Engine

Porsche 928 S4 Block in my garage
My Porsche 928 S4 engine made it from storage to my garage

Remainder of Porche 928 S4 Engine Parts in Trunk
Image of Porsche 928 S4 engine oil pan and cradle

My Dog Eating Fish on the Table
Miniature Poodle eating salmon on table

Prepping Porsche 928 S4 Reynolds 390 Alusil Alloy Block
Budget way of prepping Reynolds 390 or Alusil engine blocks, not recommended

Acura TL Synthetic Oil
Signature Series 0w-20 Oil for my Acura TL and RDX

Porsche 928 S4 Engine Block that is wrapped in plastic in the backseat of an 2012 Acura TL
Porsche 928 S4 Engine Block Wrapped in Plastic in backseat of Acura TL

I got a few things accomplished this weekend. I picked up the top, bottom, and oil pan of my Porsche 928 S4 Bare Block. I previously wrapped the engine in bubble wrap before leaving New York. Not having a truck and out of trunk room, I had to ship the engine in the back seat of my 2012 Acura TL.

My goal was to start polishing the engine a little bit more before ordering parts to assemble it. I initially bought a Harbor Freight Polishing Kit to use with my existing Harbor Freight Rotary Tool. It was a Dual-Fail. The polishing kit did not fit on the Rotary Tool. Can you believe that? I tried using the polishing kit with the cordless Dewalt drill. It seemed to gunk up in crevices. I stopped using that and started using some aluminum wheel polish.  I then used some special lapping compound to prep the Cylinders. Normally someone would use an engine hone. This Porsche 928 S4 Engine is made of a special Aluminum Alloy Called Reynolds 390 or Alusil. So you have to use felt. I don’t recommend you do it with a drill like myself.