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Old 04-21-2018, 11:24 AM   #161
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Default Re: Update on 315 exploding engines.

I suggest from experience to rebuild/modify these engines BEFORE they hand grenade.
You can lead a horse to water!!
Pull it out while it is good and possible to fix, see Eric, myself NSW or one of the other mechanics who has figured it out.
The oil pressure kits are excellent.
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Old 04-23-2018, 11:30 AM   #162
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Thanks for the info Hugh. Where are you located in NSW? I haven't started rebuilding mine yet but as I already stated my engine had a cracked piston (possibly 2). I do want it to last so I want to look into this further. Have you rebuilt one of these and if so was it successful.
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Old 04-25-2018, 01:16 PM   #163
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Hi Timbo,

Port Macquarie

Yes I have rebuilt/modified them and I am driving one.

Mal
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Old 04-25-2018, 01:27 PM   #164
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Hi Mal.
I'm in Wollongong. Would you mind if I send my phone number to you on your email. Just need to have a chat about what you have found or what you recommend to prevent future destruction of my engine.
Tim
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Old 12-02-2018, 07:00 PM   #165
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Default Re: Update on 315 exploding engines.

Hi everyone.... I just would like to know if the EXPLODING ENGINE issue is only an issue for the 315 engines for AUSTRALIAN MARKET ??

Just curious as to why if this is the case.

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Rhonda - YES I have a 315. I am currently trying to decide what to do with it. as I'm sure you all are.
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Old 12-02-2018, 09:44 PM   #166
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No I have seen reports of it from the UK as well.
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Old 05-17-2019, 01:14 AM   #167
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Heyy, I am reading the post, not sure you got the solution but I found somewhere that the crankshaft is not balanced good or not straight. Not sure, have read about it a year before when I wanted to buy sprinter 315 and ended up with 311 because my friend said to me that the 150hp engine has much issues. Don't know if it is caused by so much power (pressure on the shaft) or factory mistake.

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