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      06-05-2013, 11:17 AM   #1
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ESS VT2-650 Engine Blowout/Bearing Failure at 20k miles

I was driving last night and while switching from 2nd to 3rd I heard a small pop and then tons of white smoke out the exhaust and from the hood. Pulled over and tons of fluid started leaking out. Car does not start, I was on the side of the road for 2 hour before a tow truck came and the engine had a boiling sound coming from it the whole time.
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      06-05-2013, 11:23 AM   #2
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Did you crack the oil pan or loss a drain plug bolt? Hope all is okay with the car
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      06-05-2013, 11:29 AM   #3
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Judging by the age of your car, you should still be under warranty right? Good luck and keep us posted. That's scary right there
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      06-05-2013, 11:30 AM   #4
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Did you crack the oil pan or loss a drain plug bolt? Hope all is okay with the car
I am not sure, getting the car on a lift today. Hope its not a rod
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      06-05-2013, 11:31 AM   #5
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Judging by the age of your car, you should still be under warranty right? Good luck and keep us posted. That's scary right there
Yea I just hit 38,000 miles last night and this happen. Luckily I just ordered a new 2013 last week for euro delivery so I am not that depressed lol
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Yea I just hit 38,000 miles last night and this happen. Luckily I just ordered a new 2013 last week for euro delivery so I am not that depressed lol
wow thats crazy, but at least you will have a new one coming in.. lucky you!
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My worst fear with the rod bearing issue that seems to pop up occasionally with the '08s (I realize your is '11)

I'm curious to see what you discover. I will be watching the thread closely.

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My worst fear with the rod bearing issue that seems to pop up occasionally with the '08s (I realize your is '11)

I'm curious to see what you discover. I will be watching the thread closely.
Meh, who cares, as long as the OP is under warranty, he will be fine. They will probably just give him a new engine . . .
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Meh, who cares, as long as the OP is under warranty, he will be fine. They will probably just give him a new engine . . .

Yea I hope so, first I need to get all my stock parts together...
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Yea I hope so, first I need to get all my stock parts together...
do they want the car before you get the new one?
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Meh, who cares, as long as the OP is under warranty, he will be fine. They will probably just give him a new engine . . .
I've been considering replacing my rod bearings as preventive maintenance (I have extended warranty). If its found that this may have been a part of the issue, it could push me to do it before I find myself waiting for a tow truck.

Thankfully, he has warranty though.
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Could just be a line to the oil cooler?
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Meh, who cares, as long as the OP is under warranty, he will be fine.
with a ESS VT2?...lol

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with a ESS VT2?...lol

this. I just read OP sig. Might not help w/ getting repairs covered. Good luck OP. Looks like a big hole somewhere!
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Could just be a line to the oil cooler?
off topic, so during your stint in the B-52H if the ECM operator drove you nuts, would you joke that you wish the gunner still had a seat in the back?
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with a ESS VT2?...lol
Heh, missed that, that could be a problem . . .
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Ouch.. Let us know what it is..

Good luck, that doesn't sound good.

I'm torn on replacing my bearings or not. The car never fails to deliver. Hard to justify opening up something perfect.
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More reasons for me to renew my recently expired warranty
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MDOSU FTW!!! (warranty with supercharger!)

At least he had the racing tow hook pre-applied...
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Ouch.. Let us know what it is..

Good luck, that doesn't sound good.

I'm torn on replacing my bearings or not. The car never fails to deliver. Hard to justify opening up something perfect.
Preventative maintenance? Can we line up 20 or more cars and do a dis/assembly line? Everyone can pitch in at a different stage of the process and get it done cheaply for as many as possible. And tune them all at the same time.
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MDOSU FTW!!! (warranty with supercharger!)

At least he had the racing tow hook pre-applied...
well OP said he will be returning it to stock...but just saying, he shouldn't show up at the shop with the ESS kit on the block, they'll see it and then spit their Sprite out when asked for warranty work.
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Ouch.. Let us know what it is..

Good luck, that doesn't sound good.

I'm torn on replacing my bearings or not. The car never fails to deliver. Hard to justify opening up something perfect.
His car is a 2011 shouldn't it have the magical upgraded bearings?
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