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Old 06-03-2011, 07:58 PM   #14
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So I got a pretty reasonable explanation for why this motor got smoked on the forst 30 seconds of running:

Originally Posted by Storm View Post
That wasn't rod knock that killed the bearings. Using phase I pistons in a phase II setup is what killed the bearings. Check the heads too for a little dose of hammering, courtesy of those pistons. I'm surprised the builder didn't feel the resistance when hand cranking it during the timing process.....

Source some std size 99+ EJ25 pistons (A's) with but don't buy any bearings until you know what you'll need. I've got a set of + .25mm main/rod bearings and a set of std size main bearings, should you need some quickly. I can't use them, or return them....

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