If it were mine, I'd pull the engine and find the cause before something goes terribly wrong and costs thousands more to fix.
Scored a couple of cylinders on LS3 that ate a lifter. I know where this heads...just don't like it.If it were mine, I'd pull the engine and find the cause before something goes terribly wrong and costs thousands more to fix.
Ha, yep! Thread title was a bit tongue in cheek...but I am curious if there's any half steps that are worthwhile vs yanking whole motor.Generally, the answer to that question is "zero".
Can you rent or borrow another car? Even driving a slow ass miata on track is fucking fun and you would be surprised who you can keep up with in a "slow" car if you are a good driver.I know, I know.
I just don't want to miss it. But seems like I'm going to.
He’s right! The same thing happened to me during some dyno tuning last January. A lifter collapsed and during the troubleshooting we decided to send the oil to blackstone and it showed excessive wear mostly from the bearings.Yeah I wouldn't just pretend you didn't see the metal and try to run it. You MIGHT make it through the track day but it will absolutely do wayyy more damage and end up way more expensive than if you figure it out and fix it now.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
In this case you are trying to prevent outright block/crank/rods/pistons/heads destruction instead of maybe just needing a minor bearing/lifter rebuild.