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Old 11-02-2010, 04:22 PM   #1
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Old 11-02-2010, 04:28 PM   #2
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Is that a valve spring?
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Old 11-02-2010, 04:35 PM   #3
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Definitely not a valvespring
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Old 11-02-2010, 04:35 PM   #4
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No I don't think it's a valve spring. I can't think of any possible way that a valve spring can make it's way into the intake. That and valve springs aren't flat like that normally.

What part of the intake did that come out? And was the car running like **** or running at all? What was the reason for pulling the intake?
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Old 11-02-2010, 04:44 PM   #5
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Well I was ticking and I wanted to know if it was a bent valve and i took off the intake mani to get the valve cover off and that is what I found in the intake. it was in the actual intake in the bottom of the valley. just sitting in a pool of oil. The oil can be contributed to the supercharger pulling it through most likely but the metal?????????? I have a mechanic for a neighbor and he was like WTF?! I have no idea bro! lol
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Old 11-02-2010, 04:52 PM   #6
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Well it's time to begin further teardown and look for something busted. That's really all you can do.
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Old 11-02-2010, 05:04 PM   #7
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Yea tomorrow I'm pulling off the heads so I can see...I must admit that I'm excited to find out lol.
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Old 11-02-2010, 05:04 PM   #8
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my first thought was they look like piston rings a bit, but obviously they wouldn't be in your intake manifold... so i dont know. like mentioned already, you may just need to open up more and see what you find (maybe a quick compression test before hand?)

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piston ring was my first thought too. the bend on the long piece looks about right to go around a piston, definately not tight curved enough to be a valve spring. the way the little stuff is bent though i have no idea, probably got chewed up circulating through the oil though. but why something like that would be in the intake i have no effing clue.
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Well I already have my valve covers off and my procharger and intercooler and radiator off so I'll just take the heads off and see. I also thought it was piston rings but that would be fantastical!
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wait so it was in the intake or it was sitting in the block underneath the intake in the valley?
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looks like someone's just looking for an excuse to build their shortblock haha. for my first glance i thought they were valve spring retainers until i saw the long piece. then i thought piston rings.
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Yeah you are just way too excited about having to maybe build a new engine lol.
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wait so it was in the intake or it was sitting in the block underneath the intake in the valley?
It was in the intake.
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looks like someone's just looking for an excuse to build their shortblock haha. for my first glance i thought they were valve spring retainers until i saw the long piece. then i thought piston rings.
and uh...maybe I might be...but still I wanna know what it was! lol. Could it be a bearing from my procharger? Keep in mind it is a ferrous metal.
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Jesus i have no idea haha.
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wow never seen anything like that before!
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I have never seen the inside of an intercooler but could something have came free fro
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I got nothin...wish Oxford would chime in right about now! But tomorrow the heads are coming off! So we will see if there is any cylinder damage then!
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intercooler fins are smaller than that arent they?
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intercooler fins are smaller than that arent they?
yea but what else could it be from? I don't see any damage inside the procharger or in the intercooler so I have NO idea what the heck is wrong. I'm just going to pull the heads and see the cylinder damage. Its gay. But oh well new MMR600 shortblock and heads coming soon!
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