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Discussion in 'Lamborghini Discussion (not model specific)' started by G-force, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. G-force

    G-force Formula 3

    Aug 4, 2002
    1,703
    so california
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    wayne skiles
    Not much to report. Steel sleeves and torque plates
    being made for the engine. Jason said about 60 % of my cylinders badly scored. No particular pattern just random. He was wondering how long
    these aluminum cylinder walls would have lasted anyway? They will be good after he is done.

    The clutch is being designed. It will be 3 disc carbon no Kevlar.
    The manufacturer says Kevlar is not turning out to be the
    wonder material as everyone initally thought.
    I don't have the price yet but I'll probably get a group of extras made.
     
  2. senna21

    senna21 Karting

    Jul 2, 2004
    136
    Los Angeles, CA
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    Charles W
    :( That's not good! This car is one of maybe three models I've lusted after in the past ten years... If this is true high mileage second had purchases would seem to be out of the question.

    Didn't a large number of other manufacturers have problem with Nicasil/aluminum cylinder walls? Jag on the early supercharged XJRs and also BMW on a few of their models?
     
  3. Gary(SF)

    Gary(SF) Karting

    Oct 13, 2003
    197
    Los Altos Hills, CA
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    Gary B.
    How many miles on the car, Wayne?

    Gary
     
  4. G-force

    G-force Formula 3

    Aug 4, 2002
    1,703
    so california
    Full Name:
    wayne skiles
    I know jason said Ford and GM tried them unsuccessfully. My only has 12000 miles on it.

    The cause who knows? Piston rings that could cause this if all the marks were in the same location but they are NOT.Dirt in the engine would do this. He is going to
    completely clean the intakes etc. Maybe we can get a clue there?
     

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