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08 April 2012

Rebuilding connecting rods, video series.

I came across this really good series of videos on how connecting rods are (correctly) rebuilt:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

I think this is the best series of videos I've seen on how conrods are correctly rebuilt. The discussion of why things are done the way they are done is very good, too. Overall, I like it!

06 April 2012

This is why I won't use cheap Chinese turbos made from WTF

Garrett containment testing

Most guys who run cheap turbos really are taking a good amount of risks. One of the ONLY things preventing more nasty crap from happening with these cheap turbos is that the bearings are so poor that they simply prevent the impellers from spinning high enough to reach their failure point, but if they did, I doubt the metal used is of the correct strength to contain that much energy!