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Old 06-10-2007, 06:02 PM   #41
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Tom HAD a customer engine from FM. He sold it. It wasn't all that apparently.

I also can't afford their "boutique" prices either. (good one Mark). lol

So you're saying the above is not a slight toward FM?
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Old 06-10-2007, 07:01 PM   #42
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I'm sure that had something to do with it. However, the fact that a built engine also goes through a lot of oil for street driving had something to do with it as well. Also, I think he wanted to use his coldside on a STOCK engine too.
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Okay, but the fact that a built engine with forged pistons might go through more oil than a stock engine should not end up as a slight toward FM, as any built engine could exhibit this characteristic.

Hence my previous comment.
It's interesting to note that Tom has been throwing my Strokers oil usage at FM, too. Now that the Uber is off & the FMII is in, the oil consumption has grossly subsided and it's not getting black as fast. I'm wondering just how the Uber managed to "burn" the oil without leaving a blue smoke trail. Might that be a trait of a SC?
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The most informative bit of information I've gathered from that thread...

Corky is the MAN. He saw the catfight coming and stepped out of the way. He just let his competitors bash each other.
Not so much that he is the Man, but rather he is a Man.

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god I hope my motor and tune turn out to last a while.
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It's interesting to note that Tom has been throwing my Strokers oil usage at FM, too. Now that the Uber is off & the FMII is in, the oil consumption has grossly subsided and it's not getting black as fast. I'm wondering just how the Uber managed to "burn" the oil without leaving a blue smoke trail. Might that be a trait of a SC?
I don't see how different components that produce the same dynamic on a engine can cause a contrary result...unless the supercharger unit is blowing the oil.
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Since I wasn't there, nor was anyone else but Tom and jmann, why would you believe one over the other?
People should be asking you the same thing. Your worship of this Tom guy is growing old and is honestly a little pathetic.

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BTW, did you guys catch the part about where Tom paid for the dyno time on that California customer? I'm sure he paid for jmann's dyno time too. He also paid for the dyno time at the FFS dyno day. That alone was $1000 easy.
Big ******* deal. So he like to throw around money, doen't give him any credibility. One could speculate about why he does it, but I won't. Are you really impressed by such bullshit?
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I don't see how different components that produce the same dynamic on a engine can cause a contrary result...unless the supercharger unit is blowing the oil.
perhaps the load on the crankshaft (via the pulley for the SC) has something to do with it? Just a thought
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The most informative bit of information I've gathered from that thread...

Corky is the MAN. He saw the catfight coming and stepped out of the way. He just let his competitors bash each other.
Corky does tend to throw **** out there then disappear though. Why would Corky stick around for an EM debate? It's hardly his strong suit. If it was he wouldn't have picked Houdini (I mean Shiv) for his engine management.

Running a piggyback for 6 months on a few blowers is hardly proof that piggybacks work well with blowers. I wonder how many SC/piggy combo's he's sold?

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Tom? He's sold a TON of them. And he said only 1 client went their own route with engine management.

Luckily it appears that few of his clients actually track their cars, or I think we'd be seeing more blown engine events.

We'll see what happens now that he's going after the no knock sensor crowd.
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