: Master of destruction.



PISNUOFF
06-27-13, 10:45 AM
These are certainly not all of them. Haha


Broken #7 piston on my LS2

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l586/bruckde/BrokenPiston1.jpg

One of two broken front rotors.

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l586/bruckde/0b6c8513.jpg

This will always be my first.

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l586/bruckde/BrokenAxle2.jpg

One of two busted LS9 clutches.

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l586/bruckde/10f2c396.jpg

The second broken LS9 strap.

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l586/bruckde/9cc794b1.jpg

I've lost count how many times I've had these rebuilt.

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l586/bruckde/d317d89b.jpg

No need for words.

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l586/bruckde/353be3c2.jpg

Broken rear rotor after a huge smokey burnout.

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l586/bruckde/80969671.jpg

Cracked inner CV internals wiped out the splines on this GeForce axle.

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l586/bruckde/67b03c90.jpg

One of two harmonic balancers with huge grooves from the front crankshaft seal.

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l586/bruckde/9598815a.jpg

I wonder why there is a misfire.

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l586/bruckde/eee48242.jpg

Use them until they are completely gone.

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l586/bruckde/58c6c068.jpg

Oil in the cylinders of my 418 LS3.

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l586/bruckde/e28ceba2.jpg

Not good wen your diff plug comes out like this and you hear a bunch of 'tinks' when the oil starts hitting the drain pan.

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l586/bruckde/1200E6B9-3AC2-4F2F-BBD8-2EA61E161A0A-4632-000006F630439DD1.jpg

Hotchkis front sway bar.

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l586/bruckde/21F8226F-5C41-4AE6-B020-543CB4403904-6603-00000B10ACFCF84D.jpg

PISNUOFF
06-27-13, 10:46 AM
Broken DSS passenger side axle.

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l586/bruckde/B28A4C85-1172-4977-9432-FC7B6B2F07B4-778-00000077754DDB78.jpg

Broken DSS driver side axle. Two weeks after the passenger side broke.

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l586/bruckde/3DD9200E-24AF-410C-98B6-85A145EAF620-1096-000000A4D95F4FEE.jpg

Passenger rear spring.

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l586/bruckde/6AAB325F-4480-4A41-BE9D-E3608D0B8E27-1096-000000A4D14B70F3.jpg

Don't put standard travel lifters in your stroker.

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l586/bruckde/8F0ECD8B-4C30-402E-AF9E-7E8D49482DA7-1732-000002B5C2EFC041.jpg

Damaged camshaft.

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l586/bruckde/65E0E91A-FE6E-41CD-AA78-AC3EBB8FD12D-1957-000002E12139ADA5.jpg

Smeared and cracked cylinder wall.

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l586/bruckde/09D97D6A-32D5-4605-BFE9-B34073E39807-6417-0000091EF5F6687E.jpg

She LOOOOVES her some piggy back rides.

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l586/bruckde/628f70dd.jpg
http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l586/bruckde/null-33.jpg
http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l586/bruckde/null-34.jpg

Andringa
06-27-13, 10:55 AM
Most of them I can understand, but some of them just have to be bad luck. How in the world do you snap a sway bar?

I'm sure you've posted in another thread, but what do you do to that poor car? :) I'm assuming you live next door to a drag strip?

rand49er
06-27-13, 11:02 AM
I swear you could get a job immediately as a durability driver at GM.

Heck, just knowing that you're the one proving out the cars would give us all complete confidence in buying one.

Skidmarcx
06-27-13, 11:22 AM
I swear you could get a job immediately as a durability driver at GM.

Heck, just knowing that you're the one proving out the cars would give us all complete confidence in buying one.

Lol so true

PISNUOFF
06-27-13, 11:24 AM
Most of them I can understand, but some of them just have to be bad luck. How in the world do you snap a sway bar?

I'm sure you've posted in another thread, but what do you do to that poor car? :) I'm assuming you live next door to a drag strip?

I don't drive my car like a little girl and it is taken better care of than 90% of the cars on this forum.

I live next to a road that is paved. Haha. Everything but one snapped axle happened on the street.

darkman
06-27-13, 11:30 AM
I don't drive my car like a little girl and it is taken better care of than 90% of the cars on this forum.

Okay, so if I change the oil frequently enough it is okay to side step the clutch at 6,500 rpm?

PISNUOFF
06-27-13, 11:34 AM
I have never side stepped the clutch at 6500 rpm. That would be abuse. Lol

Those two LS9 clutches had maybe 6-8 launches after they were broken in.

HAMSTAR
06-27-13, 11:45 AM
Master? I hereby bestow you with your doctorate in destruction.

ALL HAIL DOCTOR DESTRUCTION

mberisha
06-28-13, 12:30 AM
Damn Damn.....at least we know someone is driving the sh*t out of their V....

PISNUOFF....not to be a "one upper"....but I had a burnt out turn signal bulb last time I drove....and Andringa...I did that on the street as well! :duck:

H-town_V
06-28-13, 12:46 AM
What's the longest period of time you've gone without breaking anything? Where all these failures caused by wear/abuse or were some of them caused by a chain reaction that was unavoidable.

carlson_mn
06-28-13, 12:57 AM
aren't you an engineer for GM in actuality? Impressive 'testing' !

RyRidesMotoX
06-28-13, 01:22 AM
Lol this is an awesome thread. I agree with rander49er. Durability testing should be in your future. GM should hire you straight away.

Famous556
06-28-13, 02:29 AM
I can't believe some of the stuff you broke. A spring? A sway bar? The motor or the axles is not especially surprising but I don't know that I've seen one person break so many things. Master of destruction is right.

PISNUOFF
06-28-13, 11:18 AM
I sent vehicles to the proving grounds for Chrysler when I was a 4WD Systems Engineer for Jeep, I was a Reliability Engineer for GM for a while also. Now I just run a plant for General Electric. I took a buyout from GM and can't work there ever again, lol.

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What's the longest period of time you've gone without breaking anything? Where all these failures caused by wear/abuse or were some of them caused by a chain reaction that was unavoidable.

Well, the first two years with just a heads and cam LS2 didn't result in any failures until my first axle. Then the #7 piston resulted in more power and a heavier right foot.

My car has seen a lot I track days and almost as much hard driving while not on the track. I would say that some failures were bad luck with parts and most are from hard driving. I do inspect my entire car every couple months and pretty much go over everything.

RyRidesMotoX
06-28-13, 11:38 AM
I sent vehicles to the proving grounds for Chrysler when I was a 4WD Systems Engineer for Jeep, I was a Reliability Engineer for GM for a while also. Now I just run a plant for General Electric. I took a buyout from GM and can't work there ever again, lol.

Lol the CEO of gm was like... "$8 million dollars to the reliability department?!?! Wtf is that?"

"Well Sir, you see, Brian crashed a CTS-V into the whole assembly line and took down 18 corvettes and a delivery truck... Oh and tour ex wife."

Give the man his retirement and a few million dollars. Lol

HAMSTAR
06-28-13, 01:10 PM
"Brian was making a gentle turn on the track and all cars within a 50mile radius vaporized".

branland
06-28-13, 01:14 PM
Most of them I can understand, but some of them just have to be bad luck. How in the world do you snap a sway bar?

I'm sure you've posted in another thread, but what do you do to that poor car? :) I'm assuming you live next door to a drag strip?

I was just thinking the same thing. How does that even happen? What kind of torsional stress do you need to generate to break it there?

branland
06-29-13, 05:37 PM
“The urge to destroy is also a creative urge.”
― Pablo Picasso

PISNUOFF
06-29-13, 06:45 PM
I was just thinking the same thing. How does that even happen? What kind of torsional stress do you need to generate to break it there?

Defective parts.

branland
06-29-13, 07:48 PM
Then again.... Maybe you are outside the sample size.

PISNUOFF
06-29-13, 09:15 PM
I am the 2%.

sssnake
07-01-13, 04:45 PM
I am the 2%.

:) now that's good geek humor there...

DavidBoren
07-01-13, 08:49 PM
Im pretty sure you have spent more on just replacing broken parts than I have spent on anything, ever.

CTSV_Rob
07-01-13, 10:34 PM
If it breaks it was time to upgrade the part anyway.

Nice carnage.

Motown Cad
07-01-13, 11:43 PM
PISN, what did you replace the Hotchkis with? Another one?

PISNUOFF
07-03-13, 08:37 AM
PISN, what did you replace the Hotchkis with? Another one?

Yes, they warrantied it for me.

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Add an RPS clutch to the list of two LS7's and two LS9's.

Found this last night while cleaning it up and getting it ready to install with my new motor. Cracked/broken connection plates that hold the center disc. It was just about ready to come completely apart.

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l586/bruckde/null-35.jpg

http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l586/bruckde/null-36.jpg

Houdini
07-03-13, 10:17 AM
Brian likes to offroad his V... dukes of hazzard style.

FoD
07-03-13, 10:32 AM
I don't know if you're doing something wrong...or the only one doing it right.

DrSpeed
07-03-13, 12:03 PM
Dood, are you jumping your sht?

I've seen trucks post Baja 1000 that are in waaaay better shape!

ahahnu
07-03-13, 02:02 PM
The video of a Ford Raptor getting over jumped and totalled is pretty funny.

Brian can break the stuff. He can fix it after. All that labor cost goes into more or better parts.

branland
07-03-13, 02:33 PM
Yes, they warrantied it for me.

Picture a group of guys in lab coats standing around the broken sway bar on the floor. ”What the #? , blah..blah, cyclic fatigue, blah..blah, fracture point. Who did this? “Some guy name PISNUOFF.” Oh.. That’s Brain, Master of destruction. Flat on the curve less than 2%. Just send him another one if he does it again.
Throw that thing away, Star Trek is on.

PISNUOFF
07-03-13, 05:14 PM
How hard is it to see that last clutch breaking in that manner? Those cracks are where 1/2 the torque flows from the crank to the input shaft of the trans. Those are also attached to a marcel spring which adds to the fatigue stress.

branland
07-03-13, 07:53 PM
I was trying to be funny. An apparently not doing a very good job of it. I was talking about the sway bar. I couldn't see the pictures of your clutch at work they block nearly everything.

CTSV_Rob
07-03-13, 11:29 PM
He must be having a bad day. FWIW I thought it was funny.

PISNUOFF
07-04-13, 01:16 PM
I was trying to be funny. An apparently not doing a very good job of it. I was talking about the sway bar. I couldn't see the pictures of your clutch at work they block nearly everything.

I thought your comment was funny also.

carlson_mn
07-04-13, 05:09 PM
http://www.wrgmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/man-hug.jpg

HAMSTAR
07-04-13, 05:41 PM
I make a point of giving my buddies a full on non-slapping hold and cuddle. The harder they slap, the closer I go. If you're gona hug, hug goddamit. That's what real men do.

No homo, not that there's anything wrong with it.

liqidvenom
07-04-13, 05:44 PM
Okay, so if I change the oil frequently enough it is okay to side step the clutch at 6,500 rpm?There is nothing wrong with that, it is all within the normal operating range of the vehicle. Well designed vehicles that have under gone proper durability testing would have done 100's of clutch drops.

I've spent hours at a time doing it before at work and those vehicles didnt have an issue.

RyRidesMotoX
07-04-13, 10:25 PM
I don't know if you're doing something wrong...or the only one doing it right.

He is the only one doing it right... the rest of us are pussies... There is a tampon sale ate the wal-mart, we should all stock up LOL


There is nothing wrong with that, it is all within the normal operating range of the vehicle. Well designed vehicles that have under gone proper durability testing would have done 100's of clutch drops.

I've spent hours at a time doing it before at work and those vehicles didnt have an issue.

Stay away from my clutch you!!! haha

liqidvenom
07-05-13, 12:50 PM
you know....i moved to cali for a reason. I can put your car through a proper durability cycle. All i need is 8 hrs.

( i once did so many panic stops in a vehicle over the course of 4-5 hrs that i lost my lunch.)

CTSV_Rob
07-05-13, 06:16 PM
He is the only one doing it right... the rest of us are pussies... There is a tampon sale ate the wal-mart, we should all stock up LOL

okay, :rofl:


Stay away from my clutch you!!! haha

He just likes it a little rough. :)