Connecting Rod SSnapped Engine Grenades

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  1. Rod-Stroker

    Rod-Stroker I'm gonna rock ya till it strikes the hour

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    Caterpillar C-12 connecting rod broke piston turned sideways in the cylinder
    It wasn't happy and blew out the oil pan and a good portion of the block...16 K
    for a rebuilt replacement engine.


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  2. Mack

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    :woot: somebody's getting paid.
     
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  4. gwartney

    gwartney Is there gas in the car? Gold

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    I bet somebody's gonna catch hell for not doing maintenance.
     
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    Chief I'm all sixes & sevens & nines Staff Member

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    Nothing 18- 20K won't fix.
     
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    Ouch
     
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    Rod blew a rod.
     
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    Is that a Hemi?
     
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    We had a 100K rebuild on a Cat 12 cylinder last year. :nooo:
     
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    I don't keep my cars long enough to suffer such mechanical nonsense... And, I've never frequented Jiffy Lube in my life
     
  13. Lemmy

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    Ooooo, carnage!

    I was at the track with my '67 Cougar GT (390/4spd) and blew a rod at 6k rpms. Motor only had 210k on it. Blew the whole right side of the block out. :dance:
     
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  14. DrivenByDemons

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    :yes:
     
  15. Rod-Stroker

    Rod-Stroker I'm gonna rock ya till it strikes the hour

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    The driver was nearing the top of a grade it was not that steep but a good pull
    nonetheless I've been over it a 1000 times 7th over at 1400rpm,dumpped 32qts of oil all over the shoulder/breakdown lane
     
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    Sucks dude.
     
  17. Rod-Stroker

    Rod-Stroker I'm gonna rock ya till it strikes the hour

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    Thing is it was the extra truck in the yard just incase the truck you drive goes down. The truck he is assigned to has been in the shop with a lifter problem
    flatlander
     
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    Sounds like it- did he have it wound out climbing the hill?
     
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    Would make a cool display now for mechanic school :dontknow: