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Old 05-02-2017, 12:54 PM   #1
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Default Common problems with FA engines?

We're considering a BRZ, an I'm curious if the FA engines have shown themselves to reliable or whether they have common issues, like piston slap, ringland failure, oil burning, burnt valves etc?
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Old 05-08-2017, 09:11 AM   #2
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While I'm not aware of any of those being issues, it's been difficult to say because of the relative low volume of these cars getting into high mileage territory. If left stock, which is the challenge, they seem to be bulletproof with proper maintenance of course.

Come check out ft86club.com - it's the main forum for the platform and everything is well documented.
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Old 05-26-2017, 01:14 AM   #3
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i just tuned my car and got 268hp and 268tq
i need an explanation on how the torque is the same as the hp
tq is usually higher
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Old 05-26-2017, 06:36 AM   #4
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i just tuned my car and got 268hp and 268tq
i need an explanation on how the torque is the same as the hp
tq is usually higher
It's not uncommon. My BMW has 300 hp and 300 ft/lbs tq.

Both are ways to measure work output; torque is static, horsepower is dynamic (i.e. RPM dependent).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horsepower

In a pure mathematical sense, if you know the torque and RPM then you can calculate the horsepower. Realistically, engines have inefficiencies which result in non-linear graphs and usually the horsepower and torque peaks at different RPMS.

Surely 268hp in a BRZ / FA engine isn't naturally aspirated.
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Old 07-20-2017, 11:40 PM   #5
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We're considering a BRZ, an I'm curious if the FA engines have shown themselves to reliable or whether they have common issues, like piston slap, ringland failure, oil burning, burnt valves etc?
We have found the FA engine to have none of the negative issues associated with the EJ platform. When you double the power of these engines the first issue you will encounter is a rod failure as the rod is not designed to handle the massive increase in torque associated with boost.
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