Ok it's winter now so I think I'll start my rebuild.(Orange sealant SXV550)
My engine is barely broken in (450-500 street miles) so I'm not expecting to have to replace any parts do to wear. I will address any worn parts as I find them.
My question is for any one who has a good amount of experience building these engines.
I know I will need to replace the head gaskets, are there any other parts that I will HAVE to replace? Any oil seals that I will HAVE to destroy during disassembly? Do I need to order a complete oil seal $207.99 and gasket set $129.99 or can I save some coin and only order the ones that will get destroyed during disassembly?
I'm not to worried about gaskets like the clutch cover and such. I have already had all of the covers off the engine for torque checks. All of them are stuck to the covers not the engine and are in good condition. I can get any "O" ring I need locally so I'm not worried about them either.
Thanks for any help you can offer.