My GTO LS1 Blew Up Tonight.

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  1. Pogi

    Pogi Official Pointy Boot Guey Ver 1.0

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    On Friday, I was having a P0300 Random Misfire code thrown. I figured it was plugs or wires, something easy. The car dies on me while driving, I have to give it gas or it dies.

    After work, I limp it home and call the dealership and make an appt for Monday. I start poking around, checking wires, plugs, etc for anything.

    I could find nothing wrong, ever wire had spark. So I figured some shitty gas fouled up my injectors.

    I got in the car to move it out of garage. As soon I started her up, I hear a KLANK KLANK KLANK...ERRRR...GU-CHUNK...(SMOKE OUT TAILPIPE)...Knocking Sounds...pieces of block all over ground, oil everywhere.

    The car has 18,8xx miles on it, only mod is SLP Midlength headers I had put on around 6,000 miles by myself and an ASE Certified mechanic.

    Never seen an engine blow like that before. The car was towed to dealership.

    Looks like a connecting rod blew threw the block and through oil pan.

    Good times. Hopefully warranty will help me out. Headers would not cause a malfuction of this type.

    EDIT:
    GM is replacing the motor under warranty. The old motor blew two holes on each side of the block. They have yet to determine root cause.
     
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  2. kungfuwoo

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    good luck
     
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  4. Juggernaut

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    i am willing to bet they blame it on the headers
     
  5. BLoG

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    lord knows that a freer flowing exhaust will send a conrod through the block every time! :o
     
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    wangatang backing it in your mom

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    anything to save a few bucks.
     
  7. wangatang

    wangatang backing it in your mom

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    i hope this doesn't happen when i get my ls2 gto :x:
     
  8. Pogi

    Pogi Official Pointy Boot Guey Ver 1.0

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    After it happened my neighbor came over with his buddies, they are all ASE Certified Techs with 20+yrs experience, and they go "No way did you headers cause this, something let loose in the engine."

    Then they started laughing at me about the oil with chunks of metal all over the ground.:rofl:
     
  9. wangatang

    wangatang backing it in your mom

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    what did they suspect caused it?
     
  10. dano

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    Bolt the stock ones back on and coat them in oil just for good measure, you don't want them giving you shit about the headers. Dealership service departments FTL!
     
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    good luck, you're gonna need it
     
  12. Pogi

    Pogi Official Pointy Boot Guey Ver 1.0

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    They were in awe. A car with 18,000 miles on it, they had no clue.

    They just said "Something had to just have let loose in there, I would say something with the connecting rods just took a shit."
     
  13. FyreDaug

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    ::::gm::::
     
  14. wangatang

    wangatang backing it in your mom

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    ic ic. i was thinking the same thing. some freakish failure of the conrod.


    hope the dealer doesn't give you shit :hs:
     
  15. wangatang

    wangatang backing it in your mom

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    what kind of gains did you get with the headers?
     
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  17. nicklol

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    hopefully they take out the LS1 and replace it with the LS2 :eek4:
     
  18. Pogi

    Pogi Official Pointy Boot Guey Ver 1.0

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    Butt dyno: alot

    Real Dyno: I put down 320rwhp with the mids, never dynoed the car stock.

    1/4 Track: Dunno, never raced the car.
     
  19. High Voltage

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    exactly. but read over the magnuson clause act before you talk to the dealer.
     
  20. Pogi

    Pogi Official Pointy Boot Guey Ver 1.0

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    LS6 ;)
     
  21. FyreDaug

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    or better yet, a honda motor :mamoru::greddy:
     
  22. John Cameron

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    print magnuson moss out before monday. trust me.
     
  23. High Voltage

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    ls1 crankwalk? :noes:
     
  24. wheatyj

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    I'd be swapping back to stock manifolds right about now
     
  25. Pogi

    Pogi Official Pointy Boot Guey Ver 1.0

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    My family is a Honda/Acura/Toyota/Lexus family.

    This was my first American Car and will be my last.
     

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