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Autobahn engine failure

Discussion in 'Engine/Tuning' started by DEADLY FORCE, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. DEADLY FORCE

    DEADLY FORCE . Established Member

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    Well, figured it was only a matter of time. I'm pretty sure I threw a Rod and cracked the block on the Autobahn last night. Stock bottom end with Roush TVS dynoed at 609 rwhp. I threw it into 4th at 100mph and floored and she let go with a bunch of clanking coming from the engine and lost all power and instantly shut down. The radiator resevoir went completely empty so I believe I cracked the block as well. Either going with an Aluminator long block, or MMR 1000 short block. Engine had just under 35,000 miles, 14,000 of it supercharged. Shipping to Germany is going to suck!:(
     
  2. Nuar

    Nuar Active Member Established Member

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    Damn man, thats some shit luck right there.
    Looking forward to the build thread!
     
  3. BV600

    BV600 Active Member Established Member

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    Well you are the 2nd tvs'd coyote to be killed by the bahn, and the third SC setup. My old Procharged 12 bit the dust last year with the new owner.

    Ill look up the members name on here for you but he had a MMR shortblock shipped to Germany. Wasn't too bad.



    EDIT** I think his name is MadTrav on here?
     
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  4. hitmix300

    hitmix300 Member Established Member

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    Ya get a strong block and come back harder man.. Sorry for your loss
     
  5. manolith

    manolith I Wanna go fast. Established Member

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    man the autobahn is no joke thats for sure. im sure that if we had roads like that here we would have ALOT more dead coyotes.
     
  6. Pred_mech

    Pred_mech New Member Established Member

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    MMR is the bees knees as they say over in the UK. When I was stationed there they sent me a short block for my 03 Cobra. I want to say it was like $300 ish? I can't remember as it was a while ago. Good luck! Did your tuner know you would be doing high load runs? That's what killed my engine....the first time lol.
     
  7. Nick Nasty

    Nick Nasty New Member Established Member

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    I miss that place, even if I did live in the field the majority of my time there. Those paychecks weren't bad either...
     
  8. five.slow

    five.slow El Jefe Established Member

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    lightning rodder use to have the motorsploder club. yall should start a new club for the autobahn lol. sorry OP now go big or go home.
     
  9. DEADLY FORCE

    DEADLY FORCE . Established Member

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    Thanks guys. I meant to get it detuned/retuned for the Autobahn. But never got around to it being that winter is upon us. Just happened to have good weather last night on my way to go snowboarding in Garmisch. I was already set to pick up my winter car. Buying it this coming Wednesday for 2,900 Euro.> (1999 BMW 5 series).

    I need to call MMR and figure out the shipping. Would be nice if I could get it shipped to the flight Hangar I'm at on base. Someone was telling me they freight shipped a turbo kit that way a while back. I'll see if I can look up MadTrav too.
     
  10. KILRSVT

    KILRSVT Active Member Established Member

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    That sucks brotha. The good thing is you'll come back stronger
     
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    99arboC Active Member Established Member

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    Bummer. Well hope you get a decent shipping rate.
    I love the autobahn but car is mostly stock. Also mine is parked already for the winter.
     
  12. me32

    me32 BEASTLY SHELBY GT500 TVS Moderator

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    well that sucks but at least your taking it like a champ
     
  13. Deespeed99

    Deespeed99 Member Established Member

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    I have an aluminator and i can say that if you do autobahn dri ing id get a MMR promod block, RGR or livernois or something with good iron sleeves.
     
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    robbinthehood New Member Established Member

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    What kind of gas is over there?

    Posted via Topify using iPhone/iPad
     
  15. BV600

    BV600 Active Member Established Member

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    Im pretty sure its the same as here 93 being the highest.

    If you go off base its pretty expensive as you pay by the liter and euro, unless you have a esso card and go to an esso station.
     
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    04SNK390HP I hate SHEEPLE Established Member

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    +1

    That's how it was when I was stationed in Wiesbaden 2 years ago. Will be PCS'ing back to Vilseck next NOV.

    -Nick
     
  17. BV600

    BV600 Active Member Established Member

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    Man I miss Vilseck 2007-2012, Lots of fun there.

    Hawaii to Germany dude you have a it made.
     
  18. grnenvy

    grnenvy New Member Established Member

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    U better make sure your tune is good or u will waste the new motor. Timing is the killer with any SC setup. U may want to get some Torco shipped with that motor. Torco is the magic juice especially needed for top end pulls.
     
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  19. SILV03MustangGT

    SILV03MustangGT Han Brolo CDR 5.Broliance Established Member

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    Damn that is crazy that it let go. I'm curious to see your build. I am debating on whether or not to build the motor or sell the car for a new project.
     
  20. DEADLY FORCE

    DEADLY FORCE . Established Member

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    Thanks guys for the advice. Going to call MMR tomorrow and see what they suggest. Would like to get a MMR 1000, shortblock and salvage the heads if possible. Need to tear it down and see how bad it is. Got to get it towed back to the MWR, Auto Skills Center first. Going to be a good project once I get all the parts in. She sits two hours away at the moment. Had to take the bumper off in order to tow it. Looks abandoned!
     

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