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Motor Grenade Stories To Share?

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by reckedracing, Jul 29, 2004.

  1. reckedracing

    reckedracing TTIWWOP VIP

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    after reading the nitrous yes or no thread i was curious if anyone had any first hand stories of either a motor you destroyed, or one you saw destroyed...

    i have never blown one myself, but i picked up my project integra with #2 rod through the front of the block and #3 rod through the back of the block...
     
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    FFCiv Senior Member

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    threw a rod through my old block on my 240sx and it left a baseball sized hole on one side and a quarter sized hole on the other
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    There was a Corvette.
    He pissed me off, and then he ended up in my rear view mirror @ 140mph+
    Two weeks later:

    [​IMG]

    Well, that's the short story anyway. :lol:
     
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    Tonyd0821 Banned

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    the day one of my ex gf's broke up with me.....

    that night took a drive down the freeway to think and clear my mind.

    had a boosted y8 in a ek.

    upon getting off the freeway, and pulling into starbucks, i hear what sounded like a paper bag caught up in my wheel well. didnt think anything of it, because i was too stressed out about my chick.

    get back on the freeway, and head home. as i pull off the onramp, to merge into traffic, the sound gets louder and louder. sounded like little pebbles being thrown around under my hood. decided to ease on the throttle and try to pull off to a gas station.

    right as i was about to pull on the offramp, i hear a BOOM ....

    car dies. luckily i was going 60 mph and was able to (somehow) coast down a 1/4 offramp and onto a busy street and into a parking lot.

    blew the motor.

    oh well. at least it was a shitty sohc motor. so nothing really lost. parted out the turbo parts on Ebay and almost made my entire investment back.

    some dipshit in hawaii bought my c1 intake pipe with hks ssq bov attached for 275.00. the bov itself costs only ~ 200.00 brand new :p

    i still got the turbo sitting around with damaged fan blades....
     
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    Tonyd0821 Banned

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    then there was the time when i had my ZC in a 89 hatch.

    upon leaving some redneck fucktard in a chevy s10 about 4 car lengths behind me, the engine sputtered and sounded like it was going to shut off.

    one motor mount had exploded completely in a ball of fire.....

    J/K

    the engine just ran REAL poorly untill i got home and was able to figure out what was wrong. replaced the mount and the motor was as good as new.
     
  6. dveit

    dveit Well-Known Member VIP

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    i blew the apex seals in my old 88 rx-7 TII.

    but damn that bitch could fly. violently high pitched BOV... and had beastly, im talking insanely load, dual exhaust... so bubbly and constantly backfiring...

    anywho, i constantly red lined the hell out of it. after it hit redline (7.5-8K rpm's) it would just beep at me all day long as i churped through the gears. :D

    eventually... blowing the apex seals. :(

    R.I.P. 2001
     
  7. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    stock Del Sol Si
    on the highway leaving the club one night
    Accord decides it wants to race
    120-125mph for about 40 miles
    check engine light pops on
    let off throttle
    low oil light pops on
    pull over
    engine knocking like a mother fucker

    spun a berring

    i keep a much closer eye on my fluid levels now :thumbsup:
     
  8. SasSi

    SasSi Senior Member

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    Not from nitrous, but... I got caught in a flood & hydrolocked my motor. Never took it apart to check out the damage- the only thing visible was a hole in the bottom of the oil pan.

    The guy who bought the motor from me emailed me after taking it apart & said: "Broken cam shaft. Looks like the cylinder filled up with water, couldn't compress and snapped the shaft. Only other damage looks like a small scratch on the bottom of the cylinder."
     
  9. BodyDroppedNikes

    BodyDroppedNikes ...PENDEJO.... VIP

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    caught in a mosh...
    when i had my 97 Civic EX show car, i was driving down the highway from my dad's house on my way back to my apt and my motor was making a horrible racket that kept getting louder and louder. i had the gas mashed all the way down in 3rd gear and was going maybe 20 mph and not accelerating. well while the knocking was getting worse, the engine was also getting louder..LOL. i got the car and home and i let it set. i dunno what happened because the next day i had the car rvoluntarilly epoed because i was behind in payments. gave em a show car (minus a few items i took off) with a blown-up D16y8...LOL. fuck it i didnt care.
     
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