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This is a discussion on Shattered Piston within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; So I recently shattered a piston and a rod. I was wondering if I got a short block would that ...

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    Shattered Piston

    So I recently shattered a piston and a rod.
    I was wondering if I got a short block would that fix it? Or do I need new heads as well.
    Also does anyone know where I could get a used one?

    Thanks in advance BTW.

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    what caused the "shattered piston and rod"?

    Have you taken the motor apart yet? What's the heads/valves look like? damaged?

    You'll need new oil pump, may as well do a water pump, t-belt, new oil cooler, get your turbo CHRA cleaned extremely well, etc..
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    I'm assuming that it was an overboost problem.

    My guy hasn't taken apart the heads yet I think.

    Oh I forgot current mods:
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    Thanks again.

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    Bump for service please!!

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    This is largely empirical as Rogan's response indicates. What you need depends on what condition the heads are in at this point. If a show-stopper event sent shrapnel all over it's hard to say what parts were affected without looking.

    I've seen a motor with a shattered piston just a block and oil pump, but sometimes the luck runs out. I'd imagine each case is different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nocturne190 View Post
    Bump for service please!!
    why bump it? there's nothing really to say, is there?
    car-part.com for a used motor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    This is largely empirical as Rogan's response indicates.
    nice use of the word
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogan View Post
    nice use of the word
    Thank you.
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