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Old 12-13-2012, 01:38 PM   #81
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Cams are nto an option because they're too god damned expensive
so lemme get this straight: you're makin it rain on fancy pistons and rods and other fancy stuff, but don't want to spend $700 on cams and $400 on headwork?
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so lemme get this straight: you're makin it rain on fancy pistons and rods and other fancy stuff, but don't want to spend $700 on cams and $400 on headwork?
Supermiata damper = reliability
BE oil pump = Reliability
Pistons: must be replaced (!$500)
Rods = too cheap to tell
Bearings = must be replaced

Cams= $700, $300 valve job.

Do the math, spare us the incredulity. Yes, that's a new word for me.
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you already opened up the long block and the pistons are toast?
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you already opened up the long block and the pistons are toast?
60% leak = meltdown
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18psi, that is where I was going at the begining of the thread. I can not understand making decisions on what parts to buy, when I am not sure how good the parts are that I already have.

I am not sure why we are even having this discussion.
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18psi, that is where I was going at the begining of the thread. I can not understand making decisions on what parts to buy, when I am not sure how good the parts are that I already have.

I am not sure why we are even having this discussion.
Wait... Isn't this a Hustler thread?
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60% leak = meltdown
so it's not possible or likely that you have a cracked ring?
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also if you don't plan on going over 7200rpm changing rods seems pointless. most h-beams are going to be heavier than stock...
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also if you don't plan on going over 7200rpm changing rods seems pointless. most h-beams are going to be heavier than stock...
If it is on a track car, it is not pointless.
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Do what I told you or I will prison shank you next MC event.
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If revs are kept ~7k and the tune is good; there is no reason stock rods would not be reliable in this application.

It's not like there is a turbo pounding it's anus in. The torque curve is more gradual.

I say bother with rods if you bother with the head. .02
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If revs are kept ~7k and the tune is good; there is no reason stock rods would not be reliable in this application.
What part of "Mechanical overrevs kill stock rods" do you not understand?
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What part of "Mechanical overrevs kill stock rods" do you not understand?
ALL oF IT.
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also if you don't plan on going over 7200rpm changing rods seems pointless. most h-beams are going to be heavier than stock...
STFU and never, ever post in one of my threads again.
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What part of "Mechanical overrevs kill stock rods" do you not understand?
Overreving is not a concern when you're hard parked in your mother's driveway.
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I am not sure why we are even having this discussion.
You were not around for the 10k posts from Hustler before he even went turbo the first time. This is absolutely nothing new for him.
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You were not around for the 10k posts from Hustler before he even went turbo the first time. This is absolutely nothing new for him.
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FYI- This is a 12:1 piston from a buddy's 1.6L motor. It ate a throttle plate screw. Not sure who made it, but I'd wager it was worked over.

Get whatever piston you want and smooth the edges with a die grinder. Seems most all the big money motors do it.

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Been there, done that.

I still run this head, but I think I replaced the block eventually (unrelated):



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This was a little more drastic. If I recall the autopsy: The screw head got stuck at the valve and embedded into the seat. That broke the valve. Which holed the piston. And sent metal bits into the intake/exhaust and mucked up the neighbors.
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