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The last time we released an update on this 95 TSi, it was a multi-colored TSi. Grey front end with a white rear. In the last couple of months, Faline (name of the TSi), has gone through many changes.
Faline used to be white and grey. Now, she is all white. She used to have a T-25 turbo. Now, she has a 14B. Several things have changed on this, now "Panda" DSM.
A couple months back, the 4G63T powerplant spun a balance shaft bearing. This is where all the fun started. The motor needed to come out regardless of which route car owner, AJ Hunsinger decided to take. He opted to go ahead and do the BSE (Balance Shaft Elimination).
While the engine was out, AJ decided this would be a great opportunity to install a 1G top end that was already planned for the future. He had a fresh rebuilt head, an intake manifold, 1G throttle body, and all the coolant pipes and lines necessary for the install.
So now, we have a Panda 2G TSi with a 1G top end and a BSE. But, AJ eventually found out that was just the beginning. On December 9th, AJ was in the midst of a lengthy 3 hour trip back home. About an hour from reaching his destination, disaster happened.
Rod knock. The oil return pipe broke thus allowing all of the oil to escape the engine. Oil pressure never dropped too low. It was unexpected. AJ pulled over, checked the oil, not a drop was on the dipstick. He sat for awhile, roadside, waiting for the car to cool down. Dead battery. So he pop started it. It fired up but then died upon pushing in the clutch. Pop started it again, this time causing much more damage.
The bolts in the rear motor mount somehow worked their way loose. The rear mount was now not connected to the transmission at all. This allowed the engine and transmission to move a lot. Trying to pop start a car with an unbolted motor mount is never a good thing. The bell housing snapped in half from the last attempt at pop starting the car. This is when AJ finally realized all the damage to both the motor and transmission. Faline was then trailered home.
A couple days later, the engine and transmission came back out. This is when AJ discovered that that motor mount was not attached to the transmission. This is also why the return pipe broke. The engine swaying back and forth so many times was enough to snap the return pipe. Think of it as taking a piece of tin and folding it back and forth until it snaps.
Once the motor was out, the pan came off. It wasn't nearly as bad as expected, but number four rod bearing has play. So now, a 6 bolt will be replacing the 7 bolt along with a rebuilt 2G transmission.
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