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      01-17-2012, 09:15 AM   #199
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Drew, any updates as to what actually caused the failure?
I don't think drew will ever be able to definitively tell you what caused the failure. Gintani has not let anyone look at the engine up close, except for the video that was posted a few days ago. Also in the video they never had the crankshafts out of either of the motors there....... If they showed the crank journals along with the bearing shells in their video it may have been a little easier to determine the actual cause.

I was able to talk to drew a few times since the failure and based on what he told me, I am pretty sure I know what caused the engine to fail. I can't post the info on here since it may not be taken well by some people, if Drew wants to he can.

All I can say is that with his current configuration with the ESS VT3 Low Compression Supercharger kit, I think the engine will be nice and reliable. ESS has a good track record with supercharging these engines, over 300 kits sold worldwide, and I myself am not aware of a failure with one of their engines yet.
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      01-17-2012, 09:38 AM   #200
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      01-17-2012, 02:13 PM   #202
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Alright, now I wanna know! Don't do this to us.
All of the info that drew shared with me is posted in the first post of this thread! When I was talking to him he just told me more specifics, that are hard to describe over a forum without making a huge post.

The cause of the failure IMO is not hard to figure out based on the info Drew posted in this thread. There were loads placed on the engine that exceeded what the parts could handle. Unfortunately, that is the chance you take when going FI and running high boost on a high compression engine like engine this.

For me to come out and tell you that one thing alone caused the failure would not be accurate. Multiple issues caused this failure and the tight clearances that BMW uses in the S65 certainly didn't help anything.

The main thing to note is that Gintani replaced the engine in Drew's car for him, not all other tuners would have done that! I don't intend to come on here and say "Don't buy a Gintani kit because your engine will blow up". I think that is what a lot of people would like to hear.

So let's leave it at this, Drew lost his engine but Gintani fixed it for him a no cost to him. If anyone is interested in putting a supercharger on their car, they need to look at all the systems available and make the choice themselves based on their own priorities and instincts.
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      01-17-2012, 06:51 PM   #203
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