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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 06-11-04, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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This would be the worst story I've had to post here.

Driving steadily along the freeway last night the clevo started to miss badly, then went clunk and rattle bang a few times then stopped.

Pulled over, got it started again to have a listen - no power, it didn't want to run and sounded like a big hammer being thrown around inside the donk. Got no idea at this stage but guessing it's way more than something simple like a dropped valve. Can a motor continue to fire with a broken crank? Because it actually sounded that bad.

So that's 1 gearbox down last week and now I'm up for a new motor. I'll post the diagnosis when I know next week because I'm going to have a few days grace/mourning period without going near it.

Planning that a bad thing turns into a good thing in the long run and the next donk turns out even better (and longer lasting) than this one.

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post #2 of 40 (permalink) Old 06-11-04, 09:24 PM
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Geez, you're not having much luck are you?
Keep us informed.
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post #3 of 40 (permalink) Old 06-11-04, 09:36 PM
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shocking news mate, possibly a rod let go..


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post #4 of 40 (permalink) Old 06-11-04, 09:57 PM
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it is possible that you've broken a crank, they can still run, but i'd be looking somewhere else first
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post #5 of 40 (permalink) Old 06-11-04, 10:13 PM
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damm i hope you can salvage some components from it if it has let go,nothing worse than a total write off. :(

the ONE thing i know for sure is: no matter how big and nasty YOUR CAR is, someone always has one thats BIGGER and NASTIER. build a bridge and get over it i did.
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What the F STROKEXD, spewing for you mate what a blow.
Just after the auto going to, it seems so unfair. I know you have spent a lot of money trying to do thing correctly, so I'm sure you will be checking to make sure you got what you paid for!

Sounds like you may have taken the top of a piston? Keep us posted
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post #7 of 40 (permalink) Old 06-12-04, 12:05 AM
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Bad luck mate, i know the feeling, try and be positive, its a good time for a holiday to Arizona, so Davis can whip up a monster stroker for you .
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post #8 of 40 (permalink) Old 06-12-04, 04:42 AM
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**** that sucks, how many km have you done on the current donk?
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bad luck champ, let us know how it goes
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post #10 of 40 (permalink) Old 06-12-04, 05:03 AM
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lets hope it's not to serious

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