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Old 03-15-2009, 08:55 PM   #1
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Default How to Confirm its an Axis Short Block?

Greetings,

I'm buying an STi off the for sale forum here on NASIOC, and I'm wondering how to confirm that the bottom end is indeed an Axis block?

The current owner doesn't have any documentation of order of the stage 2 block, or of the install (done by Harman Motive). I have shot an email to Harman already requesting any documentation they have on the vehicle, but don't know their procedures on keeping records around.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:46 PM   #2
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if the block fails after 3 weeks of hard driving is an Axis block

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Old 03-15-2009, 09:55 PM   #3
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This probably does not help, but if Ron assembled the longblock, he usually stamps the owners name onto the cylinder head between the intake ports. He uses a custom piston so you could use a borescope if you have one available.
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Old 03-15-2009, 10:47 PM   #4
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This probably does not help, but if Ron assembled the longblock, he usually stamps the owners name onto the cylinder head between the intake ports. He uses a custom piston so you could use a borescope if you have one available.
No borescope available. Sounds like I'll have to take it in and have it checked out. I didn't know if a serial number was present or a marking of some kind on the outer portion of the block - visible without removal of the top end.

Thanks Jays05!
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Old 03-16-2009, 04:12 AM   #5
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if the block fails after 3 weeks of hard driving is an Axis block

LOL your gonna make me pee myself!
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Old 03-16-2009, 07:59 AM   #6
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call ron with the block #. most builders keep that stuff written down.
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Old 03-16-2009, 10:30 AM   #7
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call ron with the block #. most builders keep that stuff written down.
Will do! Thanks!
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Old 03-16-2009, 10:43 AM   #8
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He also marks all the case bolts on his motors so he knows if they've been disassembled. At least he did on mine.

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Old 03-16-2009, 01:37 PM   #9
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if the block fails after 3 weeks of hard driving is an Axis block

Is there a reason behind this statement? I think it would require an explanation.
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Old 03-16-2009, 03:20 PM   #10
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Is there a reason behind this statement? I think it would require an explanation.
Im sure their's no reason, some people just enjoy talking out of there ass without any firsthand experience.

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Old 03-16-2009, 04:49 PM   #11
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if the block fails after 3 weeks of hard driving is an Axis block


How's that?

All I hear are great things about Ron.

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Old 03-16-2009, 07:49 PM   #12
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Im sure their's no reason, some people just enjoy talking out of there ass without any firsthand experience.

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That was my thought, but thought I'd give the guy the benefit of the doubt to explain his comment. Regardless, I don't think such a comment belongs in this thread.
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Old 03-16-2009, 08:06 PM   #13
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My name is stamped on the heads of my Axis/RAW long block. I suppose that would be a non issue though if it was a simple short block, because then Ron would never have had possession of the heads to stamp in the first place.
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Old 03-17-2009, 12:04 AM   #14
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The 2 axis blocks I have seen, have had axis stamped under the IC where the trans meets the block.
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Old 03-17-2009, 04:40 AM   #15
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My axis block has axis stg 4 stamped at the top where the trans meets the block like what was stated above. It also had my name written all over it.
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Old 03-17-2009, 04:50 PM   #16
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The 2 axis blocks I have seen, have had axis stamped under the IC where the trans meets the block.
TheMadScientist,

Thanks for the further info! I dont have a top mount, so it should be viewable without a borescope. Thanks again!
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