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    I pulled the head off it today (pics()

    right started her up yesterday and clunk clunk doh.. well heres what it was feck!!










    dont know what the feck caused this>? has been running 4 2 weeks fine.. no teeth have slipped either? any ideas?

    gonna try source a 3.0 v6 tmoz tho so suppose its an excuse to spend some hard earned dough on a project


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    holy ****! what the feck went on in there! thats major damage
    No teeth slippage either, sommit possibly gone into the inlet and stuffed the engine? Conrod hasnt let go has it?
    Sir, please step away from the car

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    RDS holy ****! what the feck went on in there! thats major damage
    less of the smiley face

    dunno m8 its possible a bolt or summit went in when changed plugs but that was a week ago? has been ok since.

    was a damn good engine as well..

    no play in any of the pistons... the pot with the hole in it m8 really is just a hole!!! the conrod is sound.. whole engine still rotates as free as a nut<< excuse the pun lmao
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    2 more cos u thought was so funny




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    any more comments peeps?
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    Other than thats gonna cost ya and ouch that dont look good, no sorry
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    ******** to fixin it.. gonna just get another from ther scrappy 2moz.... 3.0 i hope.. only just fitted this tho basa
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    All 4 valves lost their heads, and the other cylinders are OK.
    Belt didn't slip.
    looks like something came loose in the intake mate

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    looks like the pulley or belt jumped a teeth or two on whatever bank that is.

    Can see the other less damaged valves have been rimmed by the piston aswell.

    Just goes to show you how hard valves are, they punched a hole clean through the pistons crown.

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    Could have been a single dropped valve ie. valve stem snapped and the remains of the valve dropped into the engine. Happened to a m8s Viva many years ago - only symptom was a ticking noise from the engine UNTIL it eventually wore a hole in the piston.
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    Am gutted for ya mate!!

    I thought it would be something like that as mine just went a few weeks back. Cambelt didn't slip but something got into the chamber so scored the chamber and dented the piston and head.

    I was lucky for my vavles not to snap though.

    I've been told that the head that has been pitted a bit by the damage but can be mended by getting the head skimmed.

    If you are interested I have a couple of 3ltr heads (1 damged tho) with all the valves intact, defo not bent or damged. If you want them (at a price let me know) inlet valves are the same as a 2.5 but I think the exhaust valves are different.

    If not your right it is a good time for some tuning. I just got some gas flowed 2.6 heads all built up with the inlet and exhaust ports opened up.

    Just see it as an excuse to mod it!!

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    yeayh
    cheers for the sypathy peeps

    just been checking the cam pully's, and looks like the cotter pin has gave way on the front exhaust bank and thats what happened? i dunno!!

    but anyways ive managed to get another full v6 from the scrappy today for a mear ton!! blagged him that the car was a freinds and one of the head gaskets have gone because the pump was fubared lmao <<<< shhhh im a scouser lol

    so thats a job for our kid tommorrow.. will put a pic up l8r of the suspect cog..

    is anyone interested in me putting some pics up of the engine as it's going in? using an f18 and xe fly wheel?

    thanks for thew replies... gareth
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    unlikely that the failure was caused by a cam/sprocket dowel shearing off, for that to happen the cam would had to have jammed on something. most likely happened after when the objects were in the combustion chamber.

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    yeah suppose so thinking about it... what should i salvage from the dead v6 before i bin it?
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    dunno. get in contact with animal though, i'm sure hed have the good head (gaaaw matron) and the block off you.

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    will do oddball cheers>>>>>>

    can you have a look at the latest thread about turbos i just posted pls mate, im seriously thinkin about this now]
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    Ive seen this on a porsche boxster was caused by over revin tho
    We got valver power and let power :)

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    honestly all i did was drive to my mums park up, go in come out 10 mins l8r and this happened when started
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    how many miles it done
    We got valver power and let power :)

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    80,000 engine was mint.., had new belt recently by the look of it
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    Holy s h 1 t mate i've not seen anything like that before, i thought the XE i had looked like it had let go in serious style, but thats crazy! good luck getting it sorted though

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    Only just read your PM about this gaz,what a bummer,its only been in 5 mins.
    Im glad i didnt come and do the wiring now,at least you cant blame me!
    A similat thing happened to my mk1 astra 1.6sr years ago.
    It was my first car,i was replacing the mechanical petrol pump and lost a petrol pipe clip,couldnt find the fecker anywhere so just put another one on thinking it was lodged some where.
    Well it was lodged somewhere!! Down the carb!!
    Started it up and it sheared off the inlet valve head and melted itself to the piston.
    I was a little luckier than you though as i got away with just a new inlet valve,the piston cleaned up ok,and no chamber damage.
    Would it not be easier to just change the head or heads from the new engine rather than the full lot,or is the new one a 3ltr?
    Feel for ya mate,let me know how ya go on.
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    could be just bad luck
    We got valver power and let power :)

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