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Well, I've never seen the likes of this before! What do you recon as to the cause Big Vern? Died on the dyno :-(

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Comment by James Doulton on November 23, 2016 at 0:06

Didn't they used to call that a short engine? Sorry

Comment by Adrian Southgate on November 22, 2016 at 23:11

I showed this to one or two of the lads at work and they all commented on the thin walls on the block. Guess thats why pinto's are so bloody heavy.

Comment by Paul Sheridan on November 22, 2016 at 22:19

No, just a clean break, better view.........

Comment by Paul Sheridan on November 22, 2016 at 19:08

Thats a terrible one  Ade PMSL.  Glad its not one of mine!!!  

Comment by Adrian Southgate on November 22, 2016 at 18:53

That must have been a cracking engine Paul...

Comment by Big Vern on November 22, 2016 at 11:51

Astra engine - they do that - just look at how thin the casting is :-o No way is the block up to being turbo-d ro reved

Comment by James Doulton on November 22, 2016 at 0:04

Go on, weld it up and try again! Only make the cam belt a bit tighter next time, that'll hold it together.

I think that you need to examine the fracture to see if you can see where it started. Sometimes you can see the start point and see concentric ridges where it has grown. That is common when there was an original casting defect.

I don't suppose that there was a dropped valve in cylinder 2 or 3 and the impact of the piston was enough to finally finish the job off?

Comment by Adrian Southgate on November 21, 2016 at 22:23

Double oops...

At least it's not the Zetec.....

Grenade in the sump? 

Comment by Paul Sheridan on November 21, 2016 at 22:21

No, its one of Astra turbo engines........ or it was! 

Comment by Adrian Southgate on November 21, 2016 at 22:09

Is that your Zetec Paul?

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