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Nowanker Nowanker is offline
"He's no wanker!"
Join Date: Feb 2018
Location: South SF Bay Area
Posts: 10
Sorry I just found this thread!
Went down the 3.2L(+) stroker route... 3.0 block bored/sleeved, 3.0 crank, Carillo rods.
Set up with the balance shaft delete.
Still smooth as glass without them, BUT: harmonics in the engine caused some important pieces to crack, namely the fuel rail and oil pump pickup.
Fuel fire happened in the garage and was no big deal, pump pickup failure not as lucky. Apparently these pumps will produce full pressure with mostly air. Never had a low pressure indication until the end of the season when I saw it had dropped a little at idle.
Cracked pickup, ruined bearings, scored pistons and cylinders.
Bore, hone, new pistons, bearings, etc. Braced the pickup to support the bottom better... cracked in a different place after another season, same net result
Disinclined to continue the adventure... will be parting out the salvageable items!
If I was starting from scratch, I'd leave the balance shafts...
Combo makes awesome power!
Old 02-08-2018, 05:42 PM
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