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    Guess the size of mouse that did this

    As the title says, anyone any ideas on what creature could cause such a damage.





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    a Boost Mouse

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    rats?

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    installed wrong...I think
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    Rogue turbo hamster

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    as a side note this is not my engine, someone from Romania opened an CA18DET engine and found this mess, anyway how could that happen i understand the head gasket blows ... but melting like this the head ????

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    Could have been an escaped turbo hamster.

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    Coypu?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Rogue turbo hamster


    Those things have got tough teeth, you can sometimes see the marks they leave on the blades of a failed turbo, I'm not surprised that happened if one got into the engine.

    If you look closely you can see the textured pattern where it's been nibbled away.

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    Not mice or any other metal nibbling rodent. More likely a rubber eating worm put a pin hole in a coolant hose.

    Sometime in the engines past it got very hot, warping the head, resulting in uneven gasket clamping pressure. It can take 5-6K miles for the gasket to actually fail after the overheating event.

    It will weld up, may need straightening to remove any warp and then skim.

    There could be a shallow depression in top of block too. It will need a very light cut to clean up.

    Could at least have trimmed the cereal packet inlet gasket to shape. It's a JAP 8 port head.

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