Post by turbo23240sx on Feb 21, 2012 1:12:20 GMT -5
That's pretty amazing about the starion cooler!
I could run 23psi on pump fuel with no cooler or meth and then 30+psi with the meth spraying. I actually ran a holset hx35 full boost with the gate unhooked and no cooler or meth on pump fuel, my gauge only goes to 30psi but i think it was making around 38- 40psi. It never hurt the engine but i know i could have never made a full 1/4 mile pass with it, just a few street pulls on 93 octane.
I'm not sure if the blow through carb helps but it seems i can run more boost and timing than almost anyone else does.
The carb will help a bit because the fuel vaporizing helps to cool the air...you'll never convince me you weren't detonating though. These engines will take quite a bit of abuse before exploding though.
Post by turbo23240sx on Feb 21, 2012 4:17:04 GMT -5
Very possible but i just tore it down after 3 years of street abuse and about 75 passes and the bearings and pistons looked mint. I might actually reuse the bearings but the rings i won't as my cylinder finish was too rough.
Post by Matt Culpepper on Mar 3, 2012 11:30:17 GMT -5
Tearing apart a strong running 2.3 is the best way to kill one. If I'm planning on running stock rod hp levels then I refuse to buy a shortblock if I can tell the oil pan has been off. I recently broke that rule in my DD and hope I dont regret it.
Post by Matt Culpepper on Mar 5, 2012 23:42:40 GMT -5
It sounds absurd but I'll dump water out of a virgin engine before I would trust anything thats been apart. Some of that is that I dont believe in quality of aftermarket parts. IF you are going to have one last you'll have to spend some money on the required A/M parts. I wouldnt rering one for the practice though.