<VV> Collateral damage was done by piston break ? (1967 Monza 110 PG)
Chaz at ProperProper.com
Wed Nov 3 14:56:09 EDT 2010
I'm very curious about how such a large piece of my piston broke off with
such a clean break, and apparently very recently since the surfaces are not
burned from running the engine for very long in that condition.
Also, how did such a large piece make it between the side of the piston and
the cylinder wall with doing some major damage to the walls ?
And if it got 'ground up' what collateral damage was done to cams, etc ?
This is very curious indeed, and while I've seen pix of badly damaged
pistons, this is the 'neatest' damage I have seen !
It almost looks like a GM 'cutaway' model of a piston ?
Am I right or is this kind of clean, precise damage normal ?
Thanks for sharing (and resolving ?) my curiosity !
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Durham" <62vair at gmail.com>
To: "Charles Lee" <Chaz at properproper.com>
The aluminum piston material may have worn away over time, and any
pieces are ground up by the rotating mass of the crank/rods or the cam
and went to the oil filter. Not much you can do about something you
cannot find. Since you have taken the pan off and checked/cleaned the
screen, you should be good to go.
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