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Ultimate Destruction Of A High Boost Engine

Discussion in 'Forced Induction' started by Canuck 93 Civic Si, Mar 12, 2003.

  1. Canuck 93 Civic Si

    Canuck 93 Civic Si Senior Member

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    This may sound like a dumb question, but what ultimately determines the fate of a high boost setup? If the revs are kept low and detonation is eliminated will the pistons or rods eventually fail as a result of the higher power or is it all about keeping detonation away?

    And for no reason whatsoever, a few pictures of broken engine parts

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  2. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    It's usually all about keeping detonation away. If you have good burn through the fuel/air mix, you should be ok. Failure over time due to too much power or just plain stress on your components isn't nearly as common as something breaking because something screwed up. You would notice something going bad over time to the point of failure.
     
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    goofy onE Junior Member

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    Sorry about your motor.... But i dont think it was a good idea to begin with to turbo a high compression motor that has CTR/ITR pistons in it. It's extremely difficult to eliminate detonation with high compression motors even if your running low boost. :worthy:
     
  4. Slo86GT

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    I did that exact same thing to my car... I dropped a valve from a broken timing belt, it wasn't a tuning issue. We overtorqued the cams and while racing, overstressed the timing belt, which broke it. Oops.

    Scrap head, scrap piston, scrap, rod, new bearings were needed too.

    BIG mistake.
     
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