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Had a little hiccup with the daily driver.

In the meantime, I'm in a rental Nissan Versa hatch to fully appreciate my full time vehicle ?

I switched my setup to flex fuel, 2.56 litens, 105mm HHP TB, and a ported snout from FAS.

During the couple dial in runs on the dyno to make sure the flex tune was doing what it should, power was way down compared to what it should be. After it was started back up it started tapping from the topside. Confidence is that a lifter has failed or is on its way to failing. Tapping sound was there and then went away, which indicates a lifter as well to me vs. a broken rocker, valve spring, etc. which would be a constant new valve train noise once it's broken.

Plan of action was to inspect the lifters and to insure the cam didn't receive any beating from the issue. With the labor cost associated with that, the wheels started turning (came off) in my head. My only thought was what if I put it back together and then it chucks a rod over the summer? I would have to go through this process and potentially wait quite a bit of time due to peak season.

The car has 21,000 miles on it, but has seen well over 200+ WOT hits through the gears + a dozen or so track passes and has been a "900rwhp" setup most of its life on e85. I've been dialed in with oil changes, filter, etc. and the car has been extremely well maintained, but things happen. It is a daily driver for me and sees all seasons in the midwest. This is the first mechanical problem I've had with the vehicle in 3 years.

I decided while everything is out and exposed that I am going to re-enforce the bottom end, add a cam, and put headers on it.

Luckily it's January here in Chicago and not "good" weather. I decided to "tinker" with the car in the off-season, which exposed this problem sooner than later. Shortblock arrives in 2 weeks, and then it will be buttoned back up and finished. I'll provide more details when it is completed.

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Yea forged 6.2

Drop ins were the plan until I was informed the motor would have to be sent out to a machine shop to verify clearance etc so for a bit more I figured why not just get a plug and play deal.
 
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Yea. That it what I wanted to avoid. Car has seen its hammering for sure.
 

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Everything had been going so good for you.

Will you continue to use NOS a?

Linda :)
 

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Everything had been going so good for you.

Will you continue to use NOS a?

Linda :)
That is the plan. Car has have made a street pull or track pass with spray yet.
 
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Yea forged 6.2

Drop ins were the plan until I was informed the motor would have to be sent out to a machine shop to verify clearance etc so for a bit more I figured why not just get a plug and play deal.
You made the right decision...nothing is "Drop-in" (regardless of what ANY vendor says) when it comes to the rotating assembly if you want it done right
 

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You made the right decision...nothing is "Drop-in" (regardless of what ANY vendor says) when it comes to the rotating assembly if you want it done right
I agree with you. From watching different posts and also knowing how my husband @Top Cat would be building a better engine it's best to build the engine stronger a better way than drop in's

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If I had the time, I would be sending my motor to them, but I want a quick turnaround, which is something they seem to offer. Core gets refunded when my motor goes back.
 

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I can see why they do. The thing is a nightmare to work on from the top in my opinion.
 

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Decent amount of condensation in there. Can only assume from the weather and it sitting for awhile.
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Who did you go with on the short block? How did you like the FAS ported snout? To take the old one off how long does it take?
 

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Was running Brisk ER12s but I’m going back to NGK 2309.

I’m not sure how the snout will perform yet. I’ll know when it hits the dyno. Shops usually charge 2-3 hours to do one.
 

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Jeremy who owns Sateratuning did a killer job. If you read my last post, you knew about me having a mechanical issue and deciding to shore up some stuff while I was there. Brought it back today. Car drives great. Will be going back to dial in the nitrous tune next month most likely. My old setup made this power on 3lbs more boost. The headers and cam brought down the boost. We are shifting this at 6700+ due to the motor being able to handle it. Last time out at the track I was only seeing 6200 shifts. I look forward to letting it rip. Jeremy is a great shop owner and an excellent tuner. His customer service is there and actually answers questions when you have them. The car also runs on his new flex fuel setup. The graph you see has 3 pulls, e85 top, e70 middle, and e55 bottom. Car adjusts timing on the fly. I can run 93 if I want on this setup, but with my little pulley I won't go WOT on it. We "probably" could do it with the car being very conservative on boost compared to where it was, but the power is made with the corn.

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