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Old 04-05-2016, 03:44 PM   #181
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Motors are consumables.

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Old 04-05-2016, 04:30 PM   #182
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You have been tuning it?
yeah- since it's been supercharged... 12? track days


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Motors are consumables.

??

time/money/stress are not. I'm not racing the car and I got what I wanted out of the whole experience. This was going to be my last season of tracking anyways. Time to cut it off.
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Time to cut it off.
Blasphemy!!

But, I get it.
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WOW. Finally got closure from Jeff (who bought my car)- he finally pulled the motor out and apart. Melted pistons









Took the funds and got a fun daily driver:
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Wow. Well, at least it melted evenly.
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Nice bug eye. Miles?

What's the most likely cause of the melted pistons? Tune? Failed head gasket? IATs because of small IC?
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Nice bug eye. Miles?

What's the most likely cause of the melted pistons? Tune? Failed head gasket? IATs because of small IC?
150k miles. Runs nice. Interior is clean but rattle-ly.



Melted pistons due to any number of the following:

-10:1 compression motor (2001 VVT un-opened)
-Running lots of boost (had recently gone to 75mm pulley)
-Got greedy with the tune (cranked up timing recently)
-91 octane gas
-Smallish intercooler
-Running flat out for 30+ minutes trying to chase down GT3's
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