...only to church on Sundays and never in the rain... :lol... because everyone drives different and everyone stretches the truth about how they drive.
HAHA That's what I love about John. He always tells it like it is and is honest :biggrinIts kinda funny how there are so many opinions about this subject from so many that have never seen the internals of this engine. I know of a couple failures already and have fixed a couple. Not everyone posts their failures on this or any message board just so you know. Some poeple actually have more important things to do.
I am always up for a spirited discussion as long as I am dealing on an equal level with equally qualified individuals on the specific topic. In this case unless I'm mistaken, that person has not spoken yet. While I cannot predict the future, I can inform you of what the parts in front of me are telling me. I posted about this because I felt it would be useful information. And yes 95% of those here will never be affected by this problem.
In my case, I probably wouldn't tell anyone on here how to be a lawyer or how to fly a plane. That's not what I do and I just appreciate that they are experts at what they do if I ever need their services. But this particular field, this is what I do and I have certainly set the bar at every level thus far. For the few that are affected by this, I have a solution, not that I need the extra work.
I have built probably 25 GT based high performance engines and hundreds of 4.6 modular engines including Rays 2000 hp beast and my own 2300 hp beast. Probably devote 60 hours a week for the past 15 years to modular engine development. If I wanted the message diluted, I would do it myself.
All the best
DOTJohn, all pacemakers have to be FDA cleared. I don't think there's an organization to clear or certify auto parts. In essence, there is no such thing as a "cheap" or "cheaper" pacemaker. The choices are also very limited, unlike car parts where you have numerous makers. Like you said, you don't tell lawyers or pilots how to do things. I do agree that everyone can have an opinion.
Also, they are using old school cooling on it. meaning they moddified the block internally for the coolant to come out right above the alt in the pic. there is a non used hole in the blocks from the factory and they make a moddification right behind the water pump to allow coolant to this area. I wonder if they moved the motor forward an inch or two and that is the reason for this? i see they are running the oil pump off a 8 rib belt also. weird......Looks like Matech is using an ATi balancer on their engins also.