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  • Calabogie Meltdown

    Hi all, I'am sure a bunch of you who were on the 2015 Calabogie Tour and others that were not but heard about my 1990TT. Near the end of day one, my engine pretty much shutdown as I was probably a mile away from Barrys Bay. So see pic attached, this is what caused the meltdown. My car is now in the hands of Doug Mitchell and Doug has done a total rebuild. To list what's gone on so far: 2.5in intake intercooler piping, 2.5in charge kit intercooler, AMS manifolds, AMS 5-bolt downpipes, Z1-675 sport turbos, RS performance
    massive intercoolers, Wiesco 87mm pistons, entire block honed, decked and all, new EFI harness, all required piping/hoses replaced, O2 sensors, knock sensor, Hicas delete kit, Innovate SCG-1 boost and AF controller, 740cc Nismo injectors, Specialty Z tuned chip upgrade, and more. I can't tell you how lucky I am to have Doug on this project. He is literally the "Guru" of Z cars. If anyone needs anything done to their Z , Dougs the go-to-guy. If all goes well I hope to be at the 1st event, the Brantford Nissan swap meet.

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    Something really bad caused that. I know you weren't pushing your car that hard, we were driving together.
    Eric Zondervan
    72 240Z
    11 Sierra 4X4
    14 Kia Rondo EX
    19 Audi Q5
    08 Ski Doo MXZ
    18 Polaris Switchback XCR 800
    16 Triumph Street Triple R.
    2010 Husqvarna 450 Supermoto.
    65 Honda Moped

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    • #3
      Looks like what happens to L20b 4 bangers when you over-rev them a few too many times or play around near red line on a regular basis. A chunk of piston breaks off above the top ring and gets pounded through the piston.
      67.5 Roadster project
      71 510 wagon
      74 CB360T
      2006 Nissan, retired parts getter. Sold and out of retirement.
      2013 Toyota Corolla
      Formerly 510er
      It's amazing how one tiny capacitor can wreak so much havoc.

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