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By fpena944
#87903
Ran across this video and noticed a rod lying on the road after this guy was drifting.

Now what caused this to happen? Didn't seem like the engine was over-revving. Did he shift when he shouldn't have? Little puzzled, what do you all think? (not that I would do this anyway but curious as I thought maybe some tires and possibly a clutch would be sacrificed but never an engine!)

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By worf
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IIRC the E92 M3 is “known” to have soft rod bearings.

The guys at RSR Nurburg explained this to me as the reason they retired their E92s from ‘ring duty at 80k-ish km and retained a couple for “tour” duty only.

Otherwise, don’t know: video wouldn’t load for me :(

One I took on a tour:

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By fpena944
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worf wrote: Sun Jun 27, 2021 2:28 pm IIRC the E92 M3 is “known” to have soft rod bearings.

The guys at RSR Nurburg explained this to me as the reason they retired their E92s from ‘ring duty at 80k-ish km and retained a couple for “tour” duty only.

Otherwise, don’t know: video wouldn’t load for me :(

One I took on a tour:

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It's a Facebook video and doesn't require logging in so surprised you couldn't see it.

I guess that would explain it since doing donuts in a parking lot probably causes some stress on the engine.

Good looking car, just had a douche owner who blew it up!
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By AKSteve
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It would be a fun comparison to take a brand new 911 and a brand new M3 and bounce them both off of the rev limiter until the engines explode. I'm going to assume the 911 would last longer, but who knows.
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