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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.
Last edited by alynnsnyder; 03-19-2013 at 03:33 PM.