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Carillo rods are still the best there are. Porsche rods are a close second best and In my opinion all others are something less. Nothings perfact or indestructable. One thing Carillo does do is to look into what actually caused the failure. Much of the time its not the rod, but something else that led to the rod failure, eg lack of oil. I have talked to people who have built Porsche engines with Carillo rods that have supposidly failed. Every time, so far, they have admitted to not doing something exactly the way Carillo recommends. EG I have a better way to tighten the rod bolts. So is it Really the fault of the rod??? Carillo certainly isn't in the mode of saving pennys to make a less expensive rod.

Small ends breaking. What did Carillo have to say? Nobodys perfact, but exactly what broke and why? There is no mystery to properly analyzing a broken engine, just time and money to do it right. Redesigning a rod is tacit admission of a problem, but it may also may just be compensation for some other problem. What does one do from an engineering point of view? Fuzzy, non exhistant details on what and why an engine failed, exactly how do you fix a problem like this??

If someone wants you to build the ultimate engine, cost be dammened, what rods will you put in it? I made the choice for my personal engine, Carillo.

The small end. Is this possibly realted to the small end "problem"

Last edited by snowman; 10-09-2005 at 10:45 PM..
Old 10-08-2005, 08:47 PM
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