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Old 12-13-2009, 11:04 AM
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Bax , i have Read from a post on RCSB That there is a problem with a pin in the upper piston area that comes lose and scores the piston , also the oil hole in the big end may not be positioned right . any truth to these?
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Old 12-14-2009, 10:18 AM
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We have no idea what you are asking about. There have been rare failures of the piston pin retainers, but that doesn't cause the wrist pin to grind against the cylinder liner. When a retainer fails, it is the part that causes damage. But again, it's a very rare happening.

We've never heard of connecting rod problems.
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its most likely from someone who didnt break their engine in right
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I have recently heard from two internet comments about the wristpin circlip breaking on the large Super Tigres and scoring the cylinder liner. Any comments about this in addition to what has already been said?
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It has happened, but it's not at all a common problem.
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