Originally Posted by BeBop86
How many engines/ringlands have you gone through with this car?
Any ESP legal way to prevent it?
Umm 2 engines. Still don't know the true issue with number one. Haven't done a compression check on the current. I'll do that tomorrow.
Bit of history. Feb 2009 change to a 2007 2.5 w/12K on it tune on 94oct at ~18 psi, car's fine the entire 2009 season. Spring 2010 tune to e85 at 24 psi. Starts smoking July 2010 compression check bad #'s...start the tear down and realize that the drivers side, center headbolts, are finger tight. Order new short block reassemble. Never investigate further, I still have the assembled block
Fast forward...down on power, sputtering, lots of oil in intake... we'll see.
So really lessons learned through the process. To correct the ringland issue if that is the issue in both, I will be having custom standard or .020 pistons made.
Other considerations are head studs, gaskets, etc to deal with the increased boostorz. The allowable head work, etc.
Originally Posted by sureshot007
Yeah - Fbody.
But what's the fun of that?
Werd. although I will be driving a sweet ass S197 for the Toledo pro....hoping I can out gun krauss in the DSM...or anyone in ESP there for that matter. lol