View Full Version : catastrophic failure......

09-24-2009, 05:24 AM
so i have spent the last month gutting and rebuilding my 5s. had a donor car, the whole 9 yards as some would say.

i got my baby up and running for the first time last night.
had her timed and ready this afternoon.
got a three day tag permit and new insurance also this afternoon.

took her out for the first drive. (to the emissions place.)

half way there, about 12 miles into the drive, my alternator belt snapped on me.
(i say, not a good thing but very fixable.) oh also, my a/c pump was crooked when i looked. so i figured the bolts were not tightened down all the way and thats why the belt snapped.

WRONG............................................. ........ =(

What ACTUALLY HAPPENED was my number 1 connecting rod shot through the side of the block, (creating a 2 inch tall by 2 1/2 inch wide hole BTW) into the a/c pump, breaking it off the block, causing my alternator belt to snap. =(=(=(=(=(=(=(=(=(=(=(=(=(=(=(=(=(=(=(=(=(=(=(=(=( =(=(=(

SO, i just spent $1000 doing all of this, for 12 miles of hearing my baby purr.
Was it worth it?

but there is 1 GOOD thing about today. this gives me the excuse to completely build up either a 5s or 3s turbo engine for next springs Dragon run.....

09-24-2009, 05:29 AM
Damn Shaun, I'm sorry to hear that man. :(

Just find another 5s bottom end and throw that puppy back together!

09-24-2009, 05:32 AM
here is the thing Mario, i have until 12 noon monday to get this thing back on the road or find another car...... my class starts in what 5 days....... ya im screwed.

09-24-2009, 05:34 AM
:( Damn. I didn't know about the time constraints.

Whatever you choose, best of luck man.

09-24-2009, 05:35 AM
i have a blazer here that needs an oil pan gasket, tps, and fuel pressure regulator to be back on the road. guess ill have to go that route......

damn domestics. always saving my ass in a pinch.....

09-24-2009, 08:42 AM
thats awful

glad u havent given up though

09-24-2009, 05:21 PM
Damn bro. That's a kick in the balls! Best of luck to you. Remember to clamp down them connecting rods to spec next time.

joe's gt
09-24-2009, 05:32 PM
bummer dude. yeah i'm thinkin you forgot to do somethin. Either clearances weren't right or bolts weren't tight. happens to the best of us. good luck getting another car on the road for school. hope it all works out for ya.

09-24-2009, 07:26 PM
actually thats the weird thing...... all were torqued to proper spec. and i never took the crank or rods out of the donor car. i just checked the bolts and left it as is.

it boggles my mind because i had the donor car running before i pulled the block to put in my car.......

riddle me that one.

09-24-2009, 08:22 PM
riddle me that one.

God hates you...?

Hahaha jk man jk

09-24-2009, 08:51 PM
its cool bro. i am just at a loss of thoughts and words.

time to build a 300whp engine for the dragon.........

09-24-2009, 09:08 PM
If ya need a hand with the blazer gimme a ring @ my 480 number (cell phone is off).

joe's gt
09-24-2009, 10:18 PM
Take pics of the entire internal build process if you do. There aren't enough of those threads around.

09-25-2009, 12:06 AM
god. that sucks. sorry bro

09-25-2009, 01:51 AM
actually i have come to a very hard decision.

see my gts is my baby. my life. my girl. i love her more then every girlfriend i have had.....

i really want AWD. and cant find a gt4 in my pocketbook range.

ill have both cars for partout on the site, and craigslist. after about a week or two, im taking them to the metal scrapyard for a few hundred bucks.

im gonna go out and put money down on an 00-01 subi rs2.5 i think. they are fun cars to drive, easy to build, and owned by toyota to my knowledge. now at least.

this is a sad, sad day for me gentlemen.

09-25-2009, 02:00 AM
Subaru is owned by Fiji Heavy Industries not Toyota

09-25-2009, 02:23 AM
oh damnit. well how frowned upon would it be if i showed up to the dragon with you guys in a subi? lol.

oh well still good cars IMO.

09-25-2009, 05:07 AM
What about the alltrac at Akina? 4g IIRC for it. 5th gen alltrac

09-25-2009, 05:30 AM
k thats it im def checking the crank and rod bearings on the donor truck motor i got

09-25-2009, 02:56 PM
oh damnit. well how frowned upon would it be if i showed up to the dragon with you guys in a subi? lol.

oh well still good cars IMO.

Wicked Toys showed up in a WRX last year.

09-25-2009, 04:18 PM
toyota owns a majority share of fuji heavy. so in a way toyota owns subaru