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Yep. I blew it up today. I started my 05 RS up, still warm, and immediately heard a loud, fast metal against metal slapping, then I lost compression, the car died, and started smoking from the engine. Popped the hood, found a hole on the top of the crank case the size of my thumb, oil was all around it and smoke was coming from the hole. The hole is right on top of the EJ25 stamp:



Bearing? It's pretty close to the center, so I couldn't have thrown a rod, could I?

Let me know what you think. I think it's swap time, but I don't have the money right now.


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Pieces of rod or piston. Most likely rod. The bearings would not cause a hole. This happened all of a sudden? No bearing noise? No abuse? Very odd.
 

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Pieces of rod or piston. Most likely rod. The bearings would not cause a whole. This happened all of a sudden? No bearing noise? No abuse? Very odd.
Yeah. Very odd. :yawn:

New shortblock. You may need the heads to be rebuilt of pieces of rod/piston introduced themselves to the valvez, y0.
 

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holy shit, I've only ever heard of that happening when people are running their cars to redline, and it happens right then. Never at startup! Hopefully you're not modded enough to still be under your warranty, that is a manufacturing defect that SOA should fix.

Evil thought: Get a fake VIN, spoiler, blown turbo parts and hoodscoop, make it look like an STi and have them throw a USDM EJ257 in there, ahahhahaha.
 

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18psi and 500whp. And I wasn't at startup :)

This ended up destroying everything in the shortblock and bending 4 valves but no head damage.

At worst you could need a new shortblock and maybe one complete head (Unlikely).
 

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No warranty mayne. Seriously you can't expect SOA to do anything for you after all your mods!!!

They must have found these pictures.





Sucks dude.
 
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