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Old 07-02-2011, 04:43 AM   #1
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Default cracked engine block :D :(

Found the problem with my engine and where the water was going..

Found a small crack inside cylinder nr3.

Havent heard much about cracked engine blocks in miatas before. Have i missed something, or have i been unlucky.

Engine has not been pinging, not been overheating and has only been running a safe 396whp for a few years..

cant really be mad, or depressed, considering the amount of abuse this thing has seen

323gtr engine blocks sourced and will be rebuilding asap, just want to know if anyone else has been able to crack the cylinders of these engines.

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Old 07-02-2011, 06:00 AM   #2
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How much overbore? +2mm and 20+psi of boost don't mix well.
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Old 07-02-2011, 08:37 PM   #3
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+1mm overbore. wiseco pistons from fm, and running only 23psi boost.

not too worried, just have to get another block and rebuild to similar specs.

just wanted to know if anyone else here has cracked their blocks
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Noooooo!

How did everything else look? Rods, pistons, bearings all ok?
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everything else seems to be ok. car was running smooth, no loss i power, no nasty sounds etc.. just needs a lot of work to rebuild it..
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Never heard of that happening before, must have just gotten lucky :P

Next time you build the motor, make more power, 396rwhp is sooo 3 years ago lol
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yeah, and Inglar is aiming for more than 400, so i will just have to raise the boost a bit i guess..500whp setup would be next on the list i guess... a 500whp turbo miata must be scary fast.
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396? That all?

Is sleeving an option?
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