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Originally Posted by DonE View Post
For me, given the heat damage to the shaft (after only 800 miles), I am surprised the engine is still in one piece. If the heat was high enough to burn the shaft, the exhaust port temp must have been unbelievable. I would not be surprised to see the pistons frosted.
The shaft rotates over 100 000 RPM at boost. If oil supply is cut for some reason even for a short moment, friction between shaft and brass bearing sleeve will heat up the shaft quickly.

Personally, I believe his engine is probably OK but turbo is toast.
Thank you for your time,
Old 10-07-2008, 12:58 PM
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