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Old 12-04-2020, 02:32 AM   #22
Big Blue24
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The reason I say the starter is not strong enough to bend a rod because when you run a higher compression 12v with high timing, sometimes a cylinder will fire early enough to completely stall the starter. I've had this happen on the Junker several times and never bent a rod.

I would suspect that, if a cylinder is full of water, and one of the other cylinders fires moments before the hyrdo-locked cylinder approaches TDC, then yes, the engine could have enough power/torque to bend a rod. But the power comes from the other cylinders... engine power... not the starter.
95' 2wd Junker Drag Truck
3/17/2018 10.55 @ 134 MPH
SXE 364.5 over HT80
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