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 Post subject: Re: Possible Gudgeon problem
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:48 am 
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in the future i do plan on turbo/supercharging. Would it be worth looking into forged rods/pistons?, whether it be in the current block or a new one. And excluding labour cost how much dollars do you think are required to do that?
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Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:13 pm 
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lowie57 wrote:
in the future i do plan on turbo/supercharging. Would it be worth looking into forged rods/pistons?, whether it be in the current block or a new one. And excluding labour cost how much dollars do you think are required to do that?


More than you will be willing to spend, in excess of $2k in parts (pistons and Rods)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Possible Gudgeon problem
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 4:45 pm 
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if you have $2000 to spend go and get an exchange short motor WITH A WARRANTY (most have at least 20 000km/ 2 years) and put your head on it.

I agree with tickford_6 on this one, would be the easiest option IMO. Just baby the car around (if its still in a drivable condition that is) until you can find a reasonably priced replacement bottom end. Bolt your reco'd AU head onto it and away you go.

Hell if you wanted to, just find a second hand motor off someone on here or ebay etc, take the bottom end and get it rebuilt with new rings, bearings etc just so you know everything is fresh, and fit your AU head to it. I wouldnt bother going for a forged bottom end, stock bottom ends are plenty strong. As 67RCE said, a forged bottom end will take it's toll on the wallet.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Possible Gudgeon problem
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:24 pm 
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The car is plenty drivable, still reliable and goes hard. Tho im not thrashing it because i dont want a rod popping out my bonnet :P Mechanic said it shouldnt do any more damage than what its already done. ok so getting another short motor seems to be the best idea. and idea where i can pick one up? or even a reco one? Or if i buy a whole new engine how much would i be looking at getting the short motor on that reco'd?
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 Post subject: Re: Possible Gudgeon problem
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:29 pm 
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If it has done a Gudgeon pin, driving it will only make it a matter of time before it is completely fukked.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Possible Gudgeon problem
Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:31 pm 
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lol, i think i can come to one conclusion in this, the mechanic is hollow knob head :P
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Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:57 pm 
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He may be a knobhead but, you aren't exactly Einstein either.
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Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:12 pm 
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that mechanic would be smoking crack if he said it wont cause too much further damage

 

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Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:36 pm 
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well at the moment i dont really have any other choice but to drive it to and from work, i guess ill just make sure that i drive it like a granny :P
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