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Old Dec 3rd 2013, 6:35 am
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Originally Posted by Mr Weeze
There is about an 1" hole in the engine block. Where a piston broke it.
Yeah. You should probably jam something in there. Apart from the piston I mean.
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Originally Posted by MostlyYank
....There's a broken bit in the casting, just to the upper left of the two pan bolts near the middle. Hard to see in a little pic. ....
Thanks Pete!

The damage is tiny compared to the size of the overall picture! .... OK, yes, that definitely looks like an ouch!
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Originally Posted by Nutek
Yeah. You should probably jam something in there. Apart from the piston I mean.
I'd start with some duct tape, that fixes most things south of the Mason-Dixon line.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
I'd start with some duct tape, that fixes most things south of the Mason-Dixon line.
Not just south. We don't call it 'Wisconsin Chrome' for no good reason ...
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With a good size wad of Topps on it.

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I'd start with some duct tape, ...
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Old Dec 3rd 2013, 6:58 am
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"Piston broke?"

"Yes, sobering up now, but still no money!"
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
Maybe it's because I'm looking at it on a phone, but I can only see one hole. I can see what I assume is the sump, but the top right of the picture and a diagonal swath down to the bottom left is inky-black with no signs of torn, punctured, fractured, beaten, unfastened, or burst type hole damage. What am I missing? .... Because any further "it's obvious/ you're looking in the wrong place" type comments aren't going to help me see something that isn't obvious in the image I am looking at.
Oye now. It was only a question. I can imagine on a phone it might be difficult to see.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
I'd start with some duct tape, that fixes most things south of the Mason-Dixon line.

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How thick does the gaffer tape need to be to withstand 16 psi of turbo boost?
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Originally Posted by Mr Weeze
How thick does the gaffer tape need to be to withstand 16 psi of turbo boost?
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That's what the wad of Topps is for.

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How thick does the gaffer tape need to be to withstand 16 psi of turbo boost?
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Old Dec 3rd 2013, 8:16 am
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Originally Posted by jeffreyhy
That's what the wad of Topps is for.

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And a wad is more than a smidge, but less than a smoosh, right?
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A wad is flexible unit of measure, adjustable to the size of the hole to be plugged or filled.

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And a wad is more than a smidge, but less than a smoosh, right?
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Originally Posted by Mr Weeze
And a wad is more than a smidge, but less than a smoosh, right?
A "wad" is a standard unit defined as the volume equivalent to a cheek full of tobacco.
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Originally Posted by Pulaski
A "wad" is a standard unit defined as the volume equivalent to a cheek full of tobacco.
Is that metric for a Chaw?
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