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Old 08-29-15, 07:08 AM   #81
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Was running (tap) water with Amsoil Coolant Boost addative. Kept having weird cooling system issues (not overheating) where I kept pushing coolant out. THe system would build pressure even while sitting. Turns out, had some sort of chemical reaction...addative went from pink to white and started attacking all aluminum parts. The following pics are the garbage that was still coming out after multiple flushes...and I had to keep opening up the drain, as it would clog it. Reeked of sulfer/ammonia.

Radiator can always be replaced, just hoping block damage is negligible. Going back to Subaru coolant.



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Old 08-30-15, 05:08 AM   #82
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Cage split in half... Thought these axles were supposed to be good to 800hp?

Anyone know if I can buy the cage separately? Parts sites don't even show it.

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Old 08-30-15, 05:25 AM   #83
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Amsoil coolant additive catastrophically attacked the radiator after all. Went to top it off and it started seeping through the tubes.







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Old 08-30-15, 10:50 AM   #84
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sad to see such a mess. hope your block is going to be ok!
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Old 09-01-15, 12:16 PM   #85
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Old 09-27-15, 08:43 AM   #86
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If you haven't figured this out yet, I have no luck.

Put the factory radiator in so that I could actually get some miles on the car. Was roadtripping to my parents house (~360 miles) last weekend when, roughly 15 miles from their place, the engine lost power, started knocking/clanging and backfiring/sputtering. The engine would still run (barely) and couldn't move the car out of it's own way.

The knocking sounded like a rod hitting the cylinder wall but the sputtering says timing? I haven't had a chance to dig into it, mainly because I'm scared I just trashed a $15k engine in less than 1000 miles.

Oil temps were good. Oil pressure good (even after it started knocking). EGTs good. A/F good. Coolant tempt good. Oil level good (and oil still looked clean--only ~600 miles on it).

Car was close to hitting 10,000 miles...

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Old 09-27-15, 12:44 PM   #87
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If you haven't figured this out yet, I have no luck.

Put the factory radiator in so that I could actually get some miles on the car. Was roadtripping to my parents house (~360 miles) last weekend when, roughly 15 miles from their place, the engine lost power, started knocking/clanging and backfiring/sputtering. The engine would still run (barely) and couldn't move the car out of it's own way.

The knocking sounded like a rod hitting the cylinder wall but the sputtering says timing? I haven't had a chance to dig into it, mainly because I'm scared I just trashed a $15k engine in less than 1000 miles.

Oil temps were good. Oil pressure good (even after it started knocking). EGTs good. A/F good. Coolant tempt good. Oil level good (and oil still looked clean--only ~600 miles on it).

Car was close to hitting 10,000 miles...
Jeezus man Hopefully it isn't as bad as it seems
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Old 10-08-15, 04:04 PM   #88
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Crappy pics, as always

Got the engine out and on the engine stand (BY MYSELF) in 3 hours...not bad















EFFING Amsoil garbage made a mess of my entire engine...




That's where I left it and went farming...engine bars over and isn't making any noises. Two spark plugs were rusty and one burned through the insulator--doesn't explain the inability to maintain revs and knocking.

Was ecstatic to see the cams were spotless and buckets were only lightly "polished." That panic thread on NASIOC had me scared but it looks like WPC is the answer.
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Fingers crossed for a fellow Illinoisan/Chicagoan. The only help I can offer is you ever need anything TIG welded LOL
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Awesome, good on you for not giving up. I enjoy this journal, good luck on bring it back together.

Do you do your own tuning ?

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