Yeah, as you said, we figured 500rwhp on E85 over 12 rods should have been "safe".That should be well past peak torque too, but it's not a high rpm rod failure.
Weird as based on what the UZ skinny rod can take, these things should be good for 500ish rwhp?
Tear down and see if there was any obvious cause i guess. Blows that it holed the block
Built engine or new stock one running 8psi max?
Hey there, I haven't got the engine at home yet, but when I do, I'm happy to send a couple of intact rods and pistons to you if you'd just be happy to cover the shipping (I'm in Australia).I was wondering if I could buy a pair of the rods and pistons from your dead engine and maby the crank? I have been researching the posablity of useing the rods and pistons from the Honda B16A1 engine in my 1GZ-FE. I would post up everything I figure out on lextreme so every one would benefit. I would be able to use a pair of your rods to get proper dimentions useing the CMM machine where I work and might be able to figure out how to use master cam to make a drawing of them. Plus I could conduct the B16 rod swap with out having to take my 1GZ apart. The B16A1 rod piston swap would require the crank to be ground and to have a crank in hand to study that would be very helpful.
I'm going to get the block home and show it to a local engineering company to see if they can weld it up. If they can, it is planned to form the basis of a future more i performance NA build. If they can't, a UK Top Gear style V12 coffee table.So what will you do with the block?
Can you source a new motor?
Is it repairable?
This is a big surprise...
Apparently they've done quite a few race motors in the past, so they are well versed in the process.Would love to hear how they go with welding it up.
P.s. I can give you pointers on how to get the best out of your coffee table, have made a few 1UZ ones.
Also, where did you source the engine from and roughly how much??
Was it Qld??
No problem.A pair of rods and pistons would be ausome, thank you in advance. When your ready to ship them let me know the cost and how you would like me to send the money to you. I will PM you my full address. I am also planning on getting my 1GZ running NA to start off and work the bugs out. Have you found any reason for the rod failure other then them being week/under sized? I would love to go twin turbo with this engine but with how hard it is to get parts I don't want to take any more risks then nessasary.