I just swapped my ITR from my wrecked civic into a hatch.. The engine was just rebuilt and had only 600 miles on it when it was wrecked and still ran fine after the wreck (rear ended). The engine sat in the wreckage for nine months. (forgot to drain the oil) swapped it and it cranked fine in the new hatch. seemed to idle fine. however once up to temp the head felt ALOT hotter than it should be. coolant running though hoses fine and temp gauge says normal. When I give it gas it boggs down terribly and knocks.. I am thinking one of two things.. 1. From sitting for nine months with oil in it the oil pump is gunked up and needs cleaning or repair.. 2. from transporting the motor in the back of an explorer The oil pan might have dented just enough to block the oil pickups.. My question is does anyone know how to check the oil flow through the head? Does anyone know how to check the oil pickup clearances? Thanks in advance.