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    IS200 V8 Swap

    Very nice looking conversion. Are you running the factory ECU? How have you gone about trying to ensure all of the IS200 dash functions like gauges and climate control are still functional?
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    1GZ Rod Strength

    Apparently they've done quite a few race motors in the past, so they are well versed in the process. Another guy in Kingaroy had one for his project that he is not using yet. We did a deal. The going rate seems to be about $3500. I know where there is one that might be available in QLD if you...
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    1GZ Rod Strength

    Sorry, I'd forgotten I'd posted this thread. Y'all deserve an update! Some more pics of the destruction. Offending rod. Other half and piston are firmly jammed into the bore. Rod journal is perfect. Block is not perfect. I was able to source another engine quite...
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    1GZ Rod Strength

    Yeah, as you said, we figured 500rwhp on E85 over 12 rods should have been "safe". Tear down will happen. Could have been a rod bolt failure too. Time will tell. No money for a forged build at this time. Likely outcome is another stock engine in NA form with some basic headers for aural...
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    1GZ Rod Strength

    My setup looks like this: Stock (unknown history) engine with a GT4088R and a T56 gearbox. This failure happened while the boost controller was being setup at 345rwhp and 4500rpm. Everything was safe - rich mixtures, minimal timing, no cam advance and E85 fuel.
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    1GZ Rod Strength

    Not much as it turns out. This is a cross sectional piece of the rod that came out the side of my block during dyno tuning yesterday. Boosted engine, 12psi, only making about 345rwhp at the time. For players outside of Australia, that 5 cent piece is 20mm in diameter.
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