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3sge turbo rod failure

Posted: Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:29 pm
by Mallyauto86
Just wondering if anyone has heard of a 3sge spitting a rod out when boosted.
Only running 0.5 bars stock engine and blitz access ecu with good afr readings.
Happend on a 3rd gear pull at around 7800 rpm....
Car has been running fine for 7000km apart from having maf issues wich i had just fixed.....


Thanks for the replies.

Also if anyone has a block and head for sale .....

Re: 3sge turbo rod failure

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:52 am
by tommysheen
Unlucky lad just one of those things. What part of the world are you in. Iv stuff for sale there might do ya.
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Re: 3sge turbo rod failure

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:27 pm
by Mallyauto86
any other people running turbos have problems ?
or would it be the 5W30 motul 300V i was running hte problem?

Re: 3sge turbo rod failure

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2016 11:37 pm
by Soiled
Bad tune, bad fuel, boost spike.

Detention/knock is your most likely culprit, and the rods being relatively thin from factory don't withstand very well and bend.

Oil wouldn't cause it, more likely to cause run bearings.

Motul 5w30 is a great choice of oil.

Re: 3sge turbo rod failure

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:59 am
by Mallyauto86
just pulled the plugs and cant see sign of det, fuel is Vpower so wouldnt think so, map is jap blitz ecu. importer said they tested it and was ok AFR was fine when i checked it too .

Also boost spike not really possible i dont think with the external setup i have.