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Bad things that you did to your 2.3 T
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I'll start

1) I blew up an Ebay T3T4 turbo and ran the engine out of oil

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2) Shooting for 150 mph and blew a freeze plug and ran the engine out of water

3) Was doing the speed limit and broke a timing belt and bent all the valves

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4) Had a small oil fire on top of the E6 manifold which was a little hard to put out due to the OEM cooler on the side of the road

5) Doing 70mph and lost OEM braking
87 TC 5 speed at 205,000 miles, BoPort Stage 3 Head, 2.1 cam, 50 trim Turbo, Stinger Pimp, 3" exhaust, upper and lower ported manifolds, FMIC, 80lb injectors, 255 pump, 20 psi at 4K, 25 psi at 4.5k. Temp is 93c and IAT is 50c in West Texas Summer. Great freeway flyer on pump 93 gas.
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#2

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Dayumm.......when it rains, it pours!!  <eek>
Placerville, California
(former)  '78 2.3T Courier w/blow-thru Autolite 2bbl carb ~ (current)  '87 2.3T Ranger w/PiMP’d EFI
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#3

I bought a used 1.5 cam and installed it in a brand new $2000 Big valve/ported head... Unknown to me, the cam was bent and threw a follower, which cracked the head from the HLA bore to the water-jacket
1986 SVO daily driver. PiMP v1.4/3" Stinger exhaust/FMIC/Schlodes Manifolds/Boport 2.1 and head/GM 3700 stall 200-4R auto trans
1963 2.3T Ranchero Project
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#4

I wish I had pictures of it but I sunk mine up to the water pump sliding into a mud pit.

I had to rinse the starter out on the trail, it also took out the electric fan and serpentine belt.
About 500miles later the slave cylinder & clutch went out, I still need to flush the cooling system out and inspect the timing belt.
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#5

        Crank decided it had enough around 100mph at the track. Only thing holding the front of the crank/main cap/rod was the pan  gasket..
88 TC: 2.9L tall deck, SVO head, boport header, sheet metal intake, BWS300SXE turbo, AWIC. C4 trans. E85
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#6

Just Add Boost - That is carnage, do not even want to ask how much boost/HP you were pushing through that motor.
88XR4TI:T67/T4 Turbo,85lb inj,PIMPV1.3,LS2-Coils,255LPH,3" exh, Stg4 Head, BoPort Header, Bob's Inline, Cus.body kit, 16" Rims, Supra 3.73 LSD, Rasp.PI3 dash
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#7

(01-08-2022, 04:15 PM)jahlive12 Wrote:  Just Add Boost - That is carnage, do not even want to ask how much boost/HP you were pushing through that motor.
I think boost was 33psi. Hp probably in the 650ish range. In all reality the stock 2.5 crank should have been fine at that level.
88 TC: 2.9L tall deck, SVO head, boport header, sheet metal intake, BWS300SXE turbo, AWIC. C4 trans. E85
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