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Old 12-14-2005, 08:39 PM   #11
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why wouldn't it? all it needs to do is block oil from leaking. coolant and oil don't flow through the hole, all it is is metal.
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Well i would say try it but it would run rough. I unplugged one of my spark plugs and started it to see what it would do and it idled real bad. But thats with injectors as well.
This is a dead engine anyways right? GO for it.
Could not running spark to one of the cylinders put stress on the crank tho?
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Old 12-14-2005, 11:08 PM   #13
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I would think so. I would think the sheer unbalancedness will wreak havoc with your engine and tranny mounts, if they haven't already. A stock LN3 treats mounts bad as it is, let alone a mechanical-bull of one. Who knows what else will vibrate/shake to the point of breaking.

I suggest you only try this experiment if you can AFFORD to fix whatever might break because of it. Sounds like you might not be able to.

Of course, you could prove me wrong, but there are just soooooooo many variables in this that could make it all go wrong.
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Well it seems as if no one is willing to test this theory for you with a working running motor, anyhow since my car is still under its service contract and I have a 125.00 dect to have any mech breakdown fixed, here is what my testing has yield this eve

I removed the fuel Injector plug to the far left one (front bank) next to the belts and the center rear fuel injector, and here is what happens when this is done

Car cranks right up, sounds a little off of course, idles almost like normal a little ruff but not as ruff as say you had a plug wire off, but the rpms stays steady at 900-1000 in park with maybe 25-50 change at times.

Test run (didnít run her hard tho) starting isnít a issue, but then again its not like it is with all six going either as I had it in a 4cly mode, it easily takes off from a stop and reaches 30mph easily without struggle, it climbs right up to 3,000 rpms no issues there (let off) didnít want to risk it even tho its covered with the contract. The rpms would drop from 25-50 when you would turn the wheels of course, but otherwise I am pretty sure that there is ways to make our card DOD auto, maybe its more complex and all, I am not going to jump into it and redo my car but I think one could do it without a ton of work anyhow.

Given my car has a new fuel pump 3 days old, but this all falls into the fuel pump donít really effect this as you have 2 injectors that are not going so it can send more fuel to the other 4 as it needs to be able to pull the car, maybe some higher flowing Injectors (not sure what ours flows) and it would be fine running off 4 for awhile

Thatí* what my test tonight have shown hope it helps a little maybe

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Old 12-14-2005, 11:34 PM   #15
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For the mounts, they are already shot. It was the day the engine blew that I finally tested the mounts. They are damn wasted, and I never even knew it! So for blowing them that'* cool, because they are already shot.

JR: yeah you went a bit crazy on that one. Maybe I should pull the valvetrain components for 3 and 4 to help eliminate load too? I don't remember what it was, but JMFC once said how many times the engine fires in a second.. i think it was 20-something. Let'* say 24, since it is a multiple of 6. If the engine fires 24 times in one second, that'* 4 times for each cylinder, dropping two cylinders would lose 8 fires. That'* 1/3 of the total fires. So in theory I should only lose 1/3 of the power. Haha, yeah right .

ofnarcr: stress on the crank? You seen the pics of my crank? What about all the carnage? IT'* SHOT. I really don't care about the engine whatsoever. All it has to do is move down the road for a few miles, then come back home.

I think she'll do it. Right before I fire her up [which still won't be for a while, btw], I will ask her very politely if she'll do me one last favour.. and hopefully she will.
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for some reason i'm picturing a big bucking horse in my head that looks like an LN3... that'* about to mess up a front subframe. Or exhaust. Anything rigidly mounted to the motor. Hoses. Radiator. High pressure power steering lines.

I really hope you're right on this. This won't be the first time I've nay-sayed you. I just don't want you breaking something ELSE.
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If youve only got to drive a few miles, couldnt you get a friend of family member to drive you?
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Old 12-15-2005, 04:22 PM   #18
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Honestly, would you want to put a dirty engine in your car? Exactly. So it'* either in my car, or not at all.
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you dont know anyone who drive a pickup truck?
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Know, not friends with. Or at least none of them would do it for me.
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