Well, with only 1K miles on the oil I would certainly hope so.2FastCars said:I have over 1,300 miles on my new motor, which was given synthetic motor oil since 300 miles, and I have ZERO issues, with ZERO oil consumption.
Cosworth is known for the Ford products not Honda. BUT I do agree on having a local builder do the engine build for you. Also, I would see how many of these shops actually do it in-house. Most likely you will find that most dont have the equipment in-house. I would have to say Cosworth has their own machine shop. But Cobb and Crawford dont. Like Flycaster said its not rocket science but they defientely need the correct equipment to do the job. Subarus are very sensitive to what you do to the block since the OEM Main bearing clearance goes down to .0002" "thats real tight!" Thats why most of these shops send the blocks out for the machine work and do the assemblies in-house only. Since you are in California you need to look up a guy name Steve Demirjian, he owns Race Engine Development, and has very good connections to the right people. He also is the Co-Patent Holder for the DARTON MID Sleeves, builds and programs the CNC machines to do the block work. You can PM me for his cell phone. If you dont mind out of town builders then I would only suggest RaceSleeves / AR Fabrication , my businesses.Flycaster said:Of the 3, Axis and Cobb have been around the longest and have by far the most experience with Subie motors. Cosworth's reputation with honda blocks, however, is second to none - my hunch is they will be built extremely well, but we'll just have to see how they hold up.
OTOH, if you have a good engine builder that is local, you can also buy the parts and save a fair amount of money. It isn't rocket science, but you want somebody who has the time, knowledge and equipment to do it right.
The why would you now choose an axis block over your Cobb one, if you wouldnt mind explaining?burnin4 said:i wouldnt upgrade your block unless the stocker is blown....coming from a guy that has a built engine. if I had to do it over again, I'd probably go with an axis, not that I'm unhappy with my Cobb stg2 tuner series (no problems).
Don't hesitate on my regard, Austin...we're all here to learn. I have no second thoughts at this point either, but there is always the next time...burnin4 said:...if I had to do it over again, I'd probably go with an axis, not that I'm unhappy with my Cobb stg2 tuner series (no problems).
first, I'm very happy with my cobb block. it doesnt use any oil and sounds similiar to stock (no piston slap). I'm just baffled why is doesnt make as much power as my stock block. As far as axis goes, they seem to have many successful engine builds. there are a few 600whp-700whp axis blocks out there running 10 sec qtr miles (Element tuning, 700hp). I havent heard anything about anyone having a bad experience with axis. I kinda like Ron's approach of not getting caught up in the subaru forum world, he seems to simply do his job and build great engines.luSTI said:The why would you now choose an axis block over your Cobb one, if you wouldnt mind explaining?