You should post this on Yellowbullet. As dumb as that sounds, you'd be amazed at the results that often come from posting such situations on there. "The power of the bullet," is no joke.
That sucks man. Everyone can see how absurd it is to void a warranty because you raced an engine like this. Obviously we don't build them to this level to look at, but it's sad to say any builder can protect themselves with this copout. Best of luck to you.
OMG... take a look over there and see what happened
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Yeah, that did NOT go well for him. lol
Whatcho talkin' 'bout, Willis?
It went just fine and have a new screen name...
Jizzphuckstick... kinda has a nice ring, huh?
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Well I first wouldn't put $4-6k into a POS 2v that made a whopping 321hp. He could've made that much power with a stock bottom end. Secondly, he bought the motor from Livernois and had it installed and tuned elsewhere. Who knows where the issue with the who complete build may have come from. For all we know, the person who installed the motor in the car loosened the crank bolt turning the motor over during installation. Should Livernois be held liable for some other shops mistake if that was the case? Who knows where a problem went with the engine, I don't blame Livernois at all for this. Even if the crank bolt did back out, that dampener wouldn't move cause it's pressed onto the crank. If it did somehow move the timing wheel, there would've a bad miss or other warning that something was wrong.
You build stuff, you race it, you break it, it's a cycle... sorry about the luck, shit happens. You can't just throw blame on the engine builder. This is the main reason that I build my own shit, that way if something goes wrong, I have noone to blame but myself.
Two things wrong here.... first, Griggs Racing has built/installed hundreds of motors and knows better than to negatively effect the torque of this bolt during installation. Second.... Livernois admits freely that the bolt had proper torque when they got the motor back. I understand the "too many hands" thing, but all is trumped by telling me the bolt was tight and they wanted to send out the parts for hardness tests. I have a 6 year relationship with Griggs Racing and never had problems squaring issues over the years of working together.
As mentioned over at YB, there was no advance warning. Ran perfectly fine, until it just stopped running and "rattled" to a stop as I coasted off the freeway. Was going up a very slight incline and would not accelerate. It took all of 5 seconds of wondering what was happening, bad gas or something
. After this 5 seconds, I began pulling over as I am hearing the rattle of valves against pistions. Pushed in the cluch after 6 seconds, but the damage was done.
This goes beyond not honoring a warranty, as it includes 3 months of completely avoiding me or my inquiries as to getting it repaired. Tom Millen went into hiding, in regards to my issue and would not talk to me. Only passed a few messages for my contact to share.
I realize that I have not made any new friends over this issue, actually... maybe one, and possibly even lost some repect of some. Be that as it may, I am a big boy and can take it