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leggyman17 09-20-2012 09:07 PM

Engine Seized
 
Went to the drag strip last weekend..made 5 passes (best pass was a 13.9) and while sitting,idling in the parking lot after a run my engine shut off..no warning lights, nothing...shut off.
Checked oil level, clean and full
Coolant was good
Removed timing belt cover...not snapped! lol
Couldnt turn engine over manually with socket and ratchet..so made an appointment with a local machine shop to rebuild the engine..
Took the engine out...dropped the oil pan...looks to me like a spun bearing.
But its strange because 1)it happened at idle and 2) the oil was clean and full..
HMM..

Will update when i get word from machince shop..

idiot4hire 09-20-2012 09:31 PM

I want to just get my timing belt done now to prevent this from happing to me

specialB 09-20-2012 09:50 PM

Sorry for your loss

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Max Capacity 09-21-2012 04:54 AM

What oil were you using ?

It's kind of odd that would happen without any prior noise. I'm also sure you were not expecting it so you were not intent on listening to the engine sounds.

Yes, do let us know...

leggyman17 09-21-2012 07:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by idiot4hire (Post 4080881)
I want to just get my timing belt done now to prevent this from happing to me

Wasnt a timing belt issue..

leggyman17 09-21-2012 07:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Max Capacity (Post 4081020)
What oil were you using ?

It's kind of odd that would happen without any prior noise. I'm also sure you were not expecting it so you were not intent on listening to the engine sounds.

Yes, do let us know...

Mobile 1 5w-30 synthetic. Maybe i should use something thicker.

BarManBean 09-21-2012 07:32 AM

Mobile 1 5w-30 is notoriously bad oil for these cars. No real 'science' to back this up, but why use it when there are so many other "better" options. Go with Rotella T6 5w-40, full synthetic. It's cheap and readily available at walmart / advance auto.

Nrw 09-21-2012 07:33 AM

Wonder if it was your oil pickup that cracked

leggyman17 09-21-2012 07:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BarManBean (Post 4081131)
Mobile 1 5w-30 is notoriously bad oil for these cars. No real 'science' to back this up, but why use it when there are so many other "better" options. Go with Rotella T6 5w-40, full synthetic. It's cheap and readily available at walmart / advance auto.

Ill have to use that when i get my engine back! i never knew about the mobile 1 being "bad" for our cars

leggyman17 09-21-2012 07:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nrw (Post 4081136)
Wonder if it was your oil pickup that cracked

Didnt appear cracked when i removed the oil pan.

xt2005bonbon 09-21-2012 08:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nrw (Post 4081136)
Wonder if it was your oil pickup that cracked

That's what I was thinking too.

Max Capacity 09-21-2012 08:37 AM

Could this be the first real evidence of why you should not use Mobil1 5w-30 in these engines.

If you still had the oil, you may be able to send it to Blackstone Labs.

Were you on the stock tune ?

leggyman17 09-21-2012 09:01 AM

No, i was runnin an EFI Logics stage 2 tune at the time

Max Capacity 09-21-2012 09:04 AM

Oh so your local, where do you live ?

What track Etown or LVD ?

My car ran 13.86 at LVD back in 05.

leggyman17 09-21-2012 09:16 AM

Yea im from CT. happpend at LVD. 500$ tow bill home.... lol


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