Belgian1979 wrote:I studied the pictures again and there appear to be no cooling holes in the head surface of the block. Am i seeing this right ? Would they run an engine like this without coolant ?
Ok, here is your second comment that illustrates you need to do some quick studying of some basic elements in the field. Contemplate why this makes ejected rod bearing oil and where it lands all the more important for cooling much less for (obviously) lubrication.
The production four cylinder NA Honda B18CX has twenty oil squirters; sixteen of them are the slots I mentioned.
I would be surprised if the people making a claim against your insured have not been following this very public discussion. I do not know the law in this area but my earlier comment about industrial spies was a subtle hint. Were you given a release to publish the pictures supplied to you ? Normally this type of information would be considered proprietary. Well, it sure isn't now.
Now, a blast from the past and you should think about the bearing retaining pin:
One of these things is not like the others,
One of these things just doesn't belong,
Can you tell which thing is not like the others
By the time I finish my song?
Did you guess which thing was not like the others?
Did you guess which thing just doesn't belong?
If you guessed this one is not like the others,
Then you're absolutely...right!
People are human. Technicians are human.
There is a reason Porsche added serial numbers to the 928 rod beams and caps. They weren't used originally. There is a reason Porsche (via GKN) added a 928 and 944 logo to differentiate the already morphologically different sintered forgings. Yet, despite this, a mismatched rod and cap but with matching serial numbers STILL made it into a hand assembled production engine that survived about 100,000 miles. The only reason this was discovered was by chance: the owner took a hi-res picture of that rod; the owner did not resize the rod; that was the rod that failed; and I looked carefully at the pictures sent to me two years prior and took the time to research the manufacturing details.
I also have a picture of a beautifully polished TAG F1 rod with mismatched cap and beam.
There is all sorts of cognitive science you can read about if you're really interested in what underlies things like this.