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Look what I found laying on top of my engine!


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The engine in my '02 S blew up at Road Atlanta last month. I finally got in the garage and started taking the engine out and look what I found on top of the engine case.

CIMG0197.jpg

This was a re-manufactured engine that was replaced by Porsche for the previous owner of my car. It only had 60K miles! Here's the hole it left.

CIMG0196.jpg

Many questions! In watching the video of the engine blowing up, I didn't think it had grenaded to this level. A bit of clatter, but no big boom. What causes a rod to jump ship like this? Shouldn't a Porsche built engine last more than 60K? What must I do to insure that the next engine doesn't do the same thing? Obviously a rebuild is out of the question. Do I go back with a 3.2 or use the opportunity to upgrade to a 3.4? Can I do a 3.4 myself in the garage? Is a 3.6 possible?

Here's a link to the video.

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Oh my... She blowed up real good. :cursing: Ahhh the old "could this happen again" question... Can't really aswer that.... You can certainly do a search here. LN engineering has some preventative measures you can take on your next engine. Regarding a 3.4 or 3.6 conversion here is the man to ask. (Todd).....

http://www.renntech.org/forums/index.php?/user/4060-tholyoak/

Todd I hope you don't mind but you do have exstensive knowledge in this area...

Good luck Byron and I'm sorry to hear what happened..

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How many of those 60K miles were on the track??

I probably do 5 or 6 DE's per year. Maybe a couple of track days. Couple of hundred miles track time in a weekend? Maybe a couple of thousand. The guy before me didn't track the car and I have had it for almost two years. I got it to have fun and fun I have had.

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