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 Post subject: replacing conrods only
Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:47 pm 
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was only going to replace the rods in a ba series 1 so i can run about 350- 370 rwk just got turbo rebuild and a performance wheel fitted to it .engine got dyno results of 327 rwk before turbo rebuild . thats about the limit for standard rods .can i just change the rods and fitt new bearings and rings only without having the crank cleaned up ,going to hone the bores but thats all .new gaskets and head bolts as well
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 Post subject: Re: replacing conrods only
Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 2:47 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: replacing conrods only
Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:55 pm 
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all i want to know do i have to or not .if i had the money i would build a race engine but i do not so all i want is some stronger rods thats all
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Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:09 pm 
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its not all about the power its making its also the amount of boost its taking and how hard are you going to drive it?
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 Post subject: Re: replacing conrods only
Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:27 pm 
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its just a toy so it will go to the drags and powercruise and stuff like that .if the engine fails i will build another one but for now i just would like to replace the rods only
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 Post subject: Re: replacing conrods only
Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 6:57 pm 
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might as well do a full rebuild, to change conrods head has to come off, sump off, pistons have to come out, piston pin needs to be pressed out so rings will need changing meaning cyl should be honed and rod bearings replaced as well, so at this point your already 3/4 way through a rebuild...
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 Post subject: Re: replacing conrods only
Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:20 pm 
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might just see how long before she blows and build one then
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Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:49 pm 
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might just see how long before she blows and build one then

if its being torn down just do the lot once and do it correctly.

 

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 Post subject: Re: replacing conrods only
Posted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:24 pm 
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this engine is only there till i build a performance one so i will not change the rods now thanks for advice
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Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:41 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: replacing conrods only
Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:48 am 
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they are all ready done .injectors, fuel pump , turbo mods ,bigger nizpro intercooler.the engine has only traveled 100000 klm
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 Post subject: Re: replacing conrods only
Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:28 am 
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gunna wrote:
they are all ready done .injectors, fuel pump , turbo mods ,bigger nizpro intercooler.the engine has only traveled 100000 klm


If the engine has only done 100,000km, then why pull it down? Is there an issue with the engine?
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 Post subject: Re: replacing conrods only
Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:52 pm 
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the standard ba series 1 are not up to the task they bent or let go and damage the rest of the engine. thats why i would like to change them
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 Post subject: Re: replacing conrods only
Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:00 pm 
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Fair enough. I have seen a BAI with 1500nm at the rear and a damn sight more than 400RwKw. Mind you I do think it was a bit of a freak engine. If you want to do the rods then do the whole enging. As has been said, to do the rods, you will need to pull the engine down anyway.
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 Post subject: Re: replacing conrods only
Posted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:31 pm 
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as i have said before i will build a new engine later
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