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Old 03-19-2013, 02:29 PM
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Why NOT to buy Crower Rods for your 6.7!!

This was found yesterday when examining a customer's engine for the issues behind the catastrophic failure.

The photo below is 2 of the 6 oil squirters that had snapped off & were found in the customer's oil pan.



Below is there the oil squirter was rubbing. You can see the difference between the Crower rod & the Carrillo rod.



You can see here that the rod is crushing the squirter.



We as well as the customer have called Crower & they claim it is the engine builder's responsibility to clearance the rods. While we did not build this engine originally we believe Crower is at fault as it is difficult for the engine builder to check clearance between the rod & squirter because of it's location. This should have been when the rods were designed. It is not a common clearance to check for an engine builder. It is not common practice for SPE to call a company out, but since they won't own up to it, we want to make it know the issues their rods have cause resulting in needing a long block because of the damages.

*Mainly we want to make customers aware that these rods need clearanced since they are not advertised that way nor are they telling customers until after they have an issue.

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Old 03-19-2013, 02:47 PM
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damn that sucks and customer service is everything these days it would have been a lot cheaper for them to help the owner out than stiff him and end up on a site like this that will prevent future sales of a product. thanks for the heads up
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I will never buy any Crower product after hearing this.

I am a Machinist, and this is completely unacceptable for any manufacturer. FFF is very important!
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Old 03-21-2013, 10:50 AM
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Why NOT to buy Crower Rods for your 6.7!!

How does Crower claim it is the engine builders responsibility when you cannot move rods or oil squirters?


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Old 08-28-2013, 03:08 PM
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We ran into the same issue on a fresh rebuild. ended up having to have the rods machined to allow for the squirters
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We ran into the same issue on a fresh rebuild. ended up having to have the rods machined to allow for the squirters
I agree clearance is always the builders area of expertise.
That does not mean the builder should not return a product or part that does not fit properly. But they should have recognized it and checked the build.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:59 AM
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I agree that the builders should check clearances. But on the flip side. I dont think one would look for clearances from the squirters. Id assume that the manufacture of the parts would of already taken that into consideration. But as the pictures above, and with one we built show this is not always the case. Either way people now know and have been correcting teh issues.
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