Nope, some have done it.And you are not replacing them? Is that a thing? I have never heard of doing that and certainly wouldn't make my motor the guinea pig. Aren't they there for a reason?
I removed the oil squirters... Thoughts? Opinions?
Put a TRD supercharger on it. We're installing one on a Taco at the shop in a couple of weeks. This old guy, a customer of mine, is buying all his own Christmas presents I guess. We installed aftermarket fog lights, aftermarket exhaust, and some ugly brush guards and side bars. I'm all for the exhaust and TRD supercharger, though!Toyota Tundra. Can't wait to get back behind the wheel of something fun though. I miss boost. lol
Same reason I decided that too.I decided to remove my oil squirters as well, main reason I chose it is because the already bad oil system we have. When reading about it, it made sense that with the squirters in you'll be losing oil pressure which is one of our main concerns and the amount of oil coming of the crank would allow enough lubrication to the wrist pins and bearings. And the other upside is that I didn't have to pay for the new ones so I'm not complaining about that.
I still have my MSP, I love it even though it hasn't been driven in ages and I currently have a MS6 with some modifications as a daily. I love the 6, it just has to be treated like most Mazdas, you can't go too crazy on them with mods before you start to make your own problems. The MSP was a fun car and good to start with, then I wanted a little more grown up car so the mid sized sedan was perfect for me even though I have been eyeing CTS-Vs for the longest time, every time I look at cars I circle back to it and begin figuring out the finances, I'd prefer to get a 2nd gen and recently started thinking about the likes of an IS-F as well... but its lots of cash.MS6 FTW. I go through my I hate but love my msp phases. when it runs right with no issue I fall in love, but when it wants to act like a PITA. I wanna burn it or drive it off a cliff sometimes. but I know def if I sell or trade in my msp ill get a ms6 GT for sure. heated seats have become a must and having awd is always a good thing haha
You can't replace rods w/o re-balancing the reciprocating assembly. To remove the rods, you have to remove the head and oil pan. You COULD take them out of the bottom, but you'd have to remove the crankshaft, and that means removing the transmission.may seem like a stupid question for you engine peeps but im not really a super automotive person... do you need to do excess machine work to upgrade the rods? if the innards of the engine are good, can you just drop the pan and support plate and replace them from the bottom?
my engine looks pretty new, i dont plan to make big hp but i dont want my engine to.. lose weight.. Could i swap to k1 or similar aftermarket rods without a absolute teardown?
$500 for k1 rods seems like cheap insurance if nothing else.
I love the exact milesThere are ancillary costs to think about, even if you had absolutely no machine work done:
Gasket Set- $120
Head Bolts- $100
Say you're insane and you really want to be cheap: you'd only have to get pistons and reuse everything else, still that's $500. Then when it inevitably flies apart in 218.6 miles, you'll be rebuying rods and pistons.