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Originally Posted by JFairman View Post
I see signs of detonation on those pistons. It's showing up as fine pitting erosion in the aluminum mostly around the edges of the JE piston and in the edges of the valve pockets.
Jim, since there were pieces of piston bouncing around in the combustion chamber (some which passed out through the exhaust valves and on to the turbo), that is the most likely cause of the pits that you see in the photo.
Sometimes the damage is so extensive it can obscure the root cause of the failure. In this case, however, there isn't substantial shrapnel damage, which can simplify the investigation.
As for the cog slipping, that most likely have been the result of an overrev. I didn't realize that both banks of valves had kissed the pistons.
Trond, it appears that your buddy owes you an engine......
Paul B.
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