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Old 11-19-2012, 04:06 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by mackeymx View Post
I myself have been blessed with a wonderful rod failure also. I orginally cracked a ringland on piston 4 when running the car with a Stage 2 setup. I then bought a used but new short block that spun a rod only 3k miles later. This time around I built a completely new long block with all forged internals. Currently have 2500 miles on the setup and 415whp
Oh jeez, that's tough stuff. What do you think caused the bearing failure so quick? Was it a cracked oil feed tube or debris in the oil system or perhaps just a improperly assembled block?

I'm trying to see what the average life of a repair is after a failure. Some say repeat failure is imminent if you don't change out every single oil related component. Not just the oil cooler but oil feed lines, oil pump, avcs oil passages and cam pulley actuators, oil pan and pickup tube.

I'd like to hear of someone getting over 100k miles after a rod-bearing failure repair that wasn't just a longblock swap.
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