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I purchased this car with a rebuilt engine in 2014. After nine months of ownership, despite tuning, the engine suffered ringland failure, destroying the block and turbo. Tearing down the first engine we discovered the previous builder didn’t really know what they were doing. The car was a ticking time bomb. I opted to swap in a Cosworth Engineering EJ short block with forged internals while keeping the car mostly stock. Since then, I have been focusing on preventative maintenance and creating a reliable daily driver. I rebuilt the engine again in spring of 2017 due to a spun bearing. During this time, I machined the heads, TGVs, intake manifold and replaced the turbo inlet in addition to upgrading fueling and boost control. I plan on upgrading the turbo in the future to make the most out of backroading and track days. I look forward to jumping on the dyno again to see what gains I’ve made since the engine and fueling upgrades.
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