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    Yet Another Gem From Tune+

    So another engine that Tune+ refused to reinforce was sent to another shop to be disassembled and corrected. When the shop pulled the head, this is what they found.

    If you look at the areas circled in the pictures, Tune+/Adam Brunson didn't bother to drill relief holes into the CSS brace where the head gasket rivets would sit. There's no way the head will properly seal like this. You can even see the impression in the block/CSS brace where the head gasket rivet pressed against it when they torqued the head down.

    I haven't torn my engine down as yet but I can practically guarantee it's the same way. It explains why once the engine saw some load on the dyno from the bigger turbo, the gasket blew and coolant ended up in the combustion chamber. It wasn't the tune. It wasn't the dyno. It was the shoddy assembly work done by Tune+. Unless of course Adam is going to say that this is *also* somehow the customer's fault.

    This flaw is likely present in every other flawed engine that Adam has sold.

    Time to recall all those engines @TUNE+ .

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    Quote Originally Posted by bludrgn View Post
    So another engine that Tune+ refused to reinforce was sent to another shop to be disassembled and corrected. When the shop pulled the head, this is what they found.

    If you look at the areas circled in the pictures, Tune+/Adam Brunson didn't bother to drill relief holes into the CSS brace where the head gasket rivets would sit. There's no way the head will properly seal like this. You can even see the impression in the block/CSS brace where the head gasket rivet pressed against it when they torqued the head down.

    I haven't torn my engine down as yet but I can practically guarantee it's the same way. It explains why once the engine saw some load on the dyno from the bigger turbo, the gasket blew and coolant ended up in the combustion chamber. It wasn't the tune. It wasn't the dyno. It was the shoddy assembly work done by Tune+. Unless of course Adam is going to say that this is *also* somehow the customer's fault.

    This flaw is likely present in every other flawed engine that Adam has sold.

    Time to recall all those engines @TUNE+ .

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    Guys this is my engine that Ron is posting about. I'm having it taken down and the block reinforced which is the weak spot with the 2.3 Ecoboost. Lucky for me I decided to have this done after all the issues with this area on the block as I would have had major problems had I ran this as delivered.
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    In the other thread didn't someone else say MAP builds the motors for tune+? Or does tune+ assemble them themselves?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skraight View Post
    In the other thread didn't someone else say MAP builds the motors for tune+? Or does tune+ assemble them themselves?
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    such a shame. Adam is a good dude and generally I believe he can run a good business.

    with that said when modifying anything on a engine when building you must check double and triple check everything.

    shame see this happen to anyone involved.

    if there is anything we can do to help please let us know. we have multiple engines out there running with no issues and a fair share of them have been through the ringer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris@pandamotorworks View Post
    such a shame. Adam is a good dude and generally I believe he can run a good business.

    with that said when modifying anything on a engine when building you must check double and triple check everything.

    shame see this happen to anyone involved.

    if there is anything we can do to help please let us know. we have multiple engines out there running with no issues and a fair share of them have been through the ringer
    Thanks Chris. From what I understand he's sold more than 10 of these engines already. I guess most of the owners just haven't gotten around to installing them as yet.

    Smart move on their part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris@pandamotorworks View Post
    such a shame. Adam is a good dude and generally I believe he can run a good business.

    with that said when modifying anything on a engine when building you must check double and triple check everything.

    shame see this happen to anyone involved.

    if there is anything we can do to help please let us know. we have multiple engines out there running with no issues and a fair share of them have been through the ringer
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