Bad day on the dyno - glad it's not my engine

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Bad day on the dyno - glad it's not my engine

#1 Post by Emil Wojcik » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:42 am

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Re: Bad day on the dyno - glad it's not my engine

#2 Post by C J Murray » Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:34 pm

I think 3 turbos might have been too many for that Cummins. Yikes! It reminds me of a Norton Commando road racer I saw after a standing start. The crankshaft and everything below it were gone. What was left of the engine was just hanging from the cylinder head/frame mount. Those of us that started next to him were peppered with chunks of hot aluminum. It took quite awhile to clean the track too. The whole experience was very memorable.
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Re: Bad day on the dyno - glad it's not my engine

#3 Post by Jay Broemmel » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:34 pm

This comment from that video is one of my favorites ever. “So your saying It didn't really fail from any particular thing, it just kinda stopped being engineering and started being physics.”

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Re: Bad day on the dyno - glad it's not my engine

#4 Post by C J Murray » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:42 pm

It would be pretty hard to determine "any particular thing" as a cause. The fricken thing is TOAST! Monty Python would have a great time explaining how dead that engine is now. They say you don't know the limit until you go past it so I guess they now know the limit.
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Re: Bad day on the dyno - glad it's not my engine

#5 Post by Wes Bender » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:58 pm

It's off its twig. It's a bleedin' dead engine......
Some days it just isn’t worth the hassle of chewing through the restraints......

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#6 Post by Steve Harrison » Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:47 pm

It’s only a flesh wound.

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Re: Bad day on the dyno - glad it's not my engine

#7 Post by Conrad Carter » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:17 pm

The crank was still turning!

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Re: Bad day on the dyno - glad it's not my engine

#8 Post by VinceFinaldi » Mon Mar 19, 2018 3:54 pm

Minor setback. Just needs some fine tuning.

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