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Discussion in 'Member Garages' started by BlwnAway, Apr 23, 2013.
Q :: 2012 Scion IQ (2013-04-23 03:39:41)
Garage of the Day 12/1/13
Hmm... Interesting indeed.
exactly, I already have enough interests in my life...
This is the car you end up with when you blow up your MINI because it was Tuned by Mynes/ByteTronik with Bitronic Full Access. :lol:
If you put it in those terms, this is the car you end up with when the valves and combustion chambers crack on an RMW BVH after 125k miles, since that was actually the only thing wrong back then, the bottom end of the motor was perfectly fine.
Bad Tunes can destroy even the best parts.
Of course it can, but I don't believed the tune had anything to do with my failure.
That tune was on the car, unchanged, for the 10,000 miles I ran the 60mm pulley
While I'll never know for certain, I'm confident in the reality that "I" caused the failure, that's why I never started crying and trying to lay off the blame on someone or something else.
Fact is that the damage was almost certainly from excessive combustion chamber temps, and the damage occurred over time.
"I'm" the one who ran the p*ss out of a car with the minimum sized pulley on the S/C, through 3+ months of 95Â°+ days with now real safeguards against that excessive heat.
My goal never was to make the engine last, I always planned on doing a "good" rebuild, my goal was to push some limits to see what would happen in the interim.
My big shock wasn't what went wrong, it was what didn't, it still amazes me how good the bottom end was and how I was still carrying 140lb of compression on the chamber with no leaks and no unnatural wear to the crank journals after 212k, basically brutal, miles.
But in no way do I think the tune had anything to do with it, I've run a Mynes tune (in one fashion or another) for near 100,000 miles, and will continue to do so. Myself and many others have complete faith in their tuning ability.
As far as the IQ goes, I actually love it, no it's not fun, but it zips through traffic, road trips just fine, and after 110k miles it's only needed oil changes, one set of brakes, one set of spark plugs and gas, last thing I needed was another project or headache.