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 Advice needed Blown motor need rebuild

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 Posted: Oct 4, 2021 05:16AM
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No worries

 Posted: Oct 4, 2021 05:15AM
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I was basing my assumptions on a cast iron block, original mini. I forgot the MINI has an aluminum block.

 Posted: Oct 4, 2021 05:10AM
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With the bottom end noises, oil all over the plugs and no loss of radiator fluid, its pretty clear.

Admittedly I have not done a leak down, but unfortunately this is not my first motor loss in life..

Anywho, the question is more who can help as I am just too short on time to do it myself

 Posted: Oct 4, 2021 05:03AM
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More likely a gasket or warped head problem, rather than a "blown motor". 

 Posted: Oct 4, 2021 03:42AM
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Hey All;

We have a 04 R53 that has lost its motor.  (no compression in cyl 2).  Presently the car has a ported head and schrick cam.  We use the car for HPDE's primarily.

I see a ton of stock replacement long blocks for sale, but I don't see anything that is modified for track use.

I'd love to find someone in the North East as that is where I am from, but I am open to finding a motor and having it shipped.

Any advice as to who is building street gas, but modified motors with success on reliability and performance?

Thanks!