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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by alex@ABRhouston Click here to enlarge
    hydrolocks
    Due to what though? Or is that we are finding out? Wonder if its the rods, head, whatever.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by alex@ABRhouston Click here to enlarge
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    Head.

    Both were tuned? So weird you got two of these so soon. There's something to that report Click here to enlarge

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    they both sucked water buddy lol
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by alex@ABRhouston Click here to enlarge
    they both sucked water buddy lol
    But you can hydrolock them other ways can't you?

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    both sucked water? if you were on the east coast i'd say hurricane sandy lol. weather related though? or idiot driver related?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    But you can hydrolock them other ways can't you?
    sure... BMS meth kit, bad injector, cylinders with alcoholism.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by lulz_m3 Click here to enlarge
    sure... BMS meth kit, bad injector, cylinders with alcoholism.
    Just making sure, there could be several explanations. Two with water though seems like slim chances but I want to see them apart like the rest of you do.

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    Looking forward to the pics.

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    got one yanked out.



    pulled the oil pump/balance shaft. found the bent rod.
    no bueno, me thinks.

    when i get the head off, ill see if the cylinder is ok.
    right now i cant turn the engine untill i unlock the rods.... then the tranny can come off w/o damaging the torque converter.



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    Don't blow your load! Save the pics for the article. Can't wait to see the inside of these things.

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    so wait- you want me to NOT post peetures in this thread?
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by alex@ABRhouston Click here to enlarge
    so wait- you want me to NOT post peetures in this thread?
    Correct. I want to have all the pictures in one article thread dedicated specifically to them and I would like for this thread to be on discussion of the N20 and its internals. A supplemental pic to associate with what you are saying won't hurt of course.

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    Loving the BBQ and the racecar/table. Click here to enlarge

    This might be a dumb question, but are you planning on evaluating the internals for a possible turbo upgrade (assuming it can handle the added power) in the future??

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    Looking forward to your assessment of the internals.

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    Any progress on this?
    Think Alex already said in another thread that they're actually repairing 5 F30s, so I'm sure he'll get back to us when he's got some solid info
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    correct. I have one done, another ripped apart- its got to go to the machine shop because of cylinder boo-boo's.... pulling another one out next week.
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    what ever happened to this?

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    Oh, I've got another 2-3 ripped apart/blocks sent to machine shop/pistons and rods laying everywhere..... basically a huge mess lol


    waiting on parts from BMW to put it back together, the machine shop to fix a few blocks and time to reassemble.
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    Was this a Water/meth infestation? Or an act of god?

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