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Old May 20th, 2020, 11:28   #16
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Do you really not care that it's oppression you support?

If it weren't for the overwhelming greed that pushes people like you to go for the cheapest common denominator, maybe the draw to use the near slave level labor force of the Chinese would not be so strong, and yet get lesser quality.

As for how I help, and who I help, you have again, impuned me. I get this impression you are a 20-something that is protected by a keyboard and distance. You are insulting, with little knowledge of what I do, how I do it or what benefit I offer. It's quite the dichotomy when you come from a culture that is oppressed, but you don't see how you support it in another country that even now, to top it all off, is proving their disdain for us.

I think I've made my point. I see how you skew things. And in a way, whether you or I intended it or not, you have pointed to the problem. There are some people you just can't trust.

The day is already good. It will be and has been, with or without you.

Enjoy your Doritos. Everyone else, I'm done and you can put down the popcorn...
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I think we have sufficiently traumatized the OP at this point.
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Old May 20th, 2020, 12:43   #18
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Do you really not care that it's oppression you support?

And you're rallying against the oppression by calling them Chinaman and not doing anything to further the cause of democracy? Oh, I see what you're doing. You're pandering your parts, over theirs. So they can't eat, because now we're all buying Frank's overpriced parts.



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If it weren't for the overwhelming greed that pushes people like you to go for the cheapest common denominator, maybe the draw to use the near slave level labor force of the Chinese would not be so strong, and yet get lesser quality.

Say's the person charging what he does for parts that work just as well.



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As for how I help, and who I help, you have again, impuned me. I get this impression you are a 20-something that is protected by a keyboard and distance. You are insulting, with little knowledge of what I do, how I do it or what benefit I offer. It's quite the dichotomy when you come from a culture that is oppressed, but you don't see how you support it in another country that even now, to top it all off, is proving their disdain for us.

I'm 38. I'm in the process of retiring after 20 years of service to the US Coast Guard. I told you this, when we talked, you must've forgotten, or because I was just another number to you when you were pandering your parts my way...


I'm not insulting, you're feelings are getting hurt. What I'm saying, is stuff that has already been discussed on this forum. Everything I've accused you of, has been proven on this forum. You're upset, because the truth hurts.



You do see my name correct? Cuban...as in Cuba...and I don't know a culture that is oppressed? Talk about not knowing your audience. How about this, lets see what you do for those that are oppressed. Selling parts? Don't think that's going to fix the socioeconomic issues that exist around the world. But if you want pity, I'm sure you'll get it.



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I think I've made my point. I see how you skew things. And in a way, whether you or I intended it or not, you have pointed to the problem. There are some people you just can't trust.

Skewed? I believe you need some better glasses if you think that what I'm doing is a problem. I'm pointing out that people can use other parts, and HAVE used parts other than yours, and made power. EVERYTHING WE DO IS A GAMBLE WITH THESE ENGINES. We put power to them, they could blow up. With the money I've saved, I can buy another good engine and throw it in. Don't worry though, I'll check the clearances. Even if YOU can't believe that people are making the power they are across the pond, doesn't detract from the truth that they are. Will they blow up? Maybe. Will they blow up with your parts installed? Maybe. Who knows. The truth is your parts work just as well as others, stop bashing others for their decisions to use them. Stop insinuating that the parts that you used HALF A DECADE AGO are the same ones that people are using today. ME as the fiscally responsible consumer; I"ll make my choice on where I spend my money. ME as a person who wants to help, without the need for fiscal support from those I help, will do so.


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The day is already good. It will be and has been, with or without you.

Enjoy your Doritos. Everyone else, I'm done and you can put down the popcorn...

Ohhh, sick burn there Frank...You really got me there! I'm going to have to apply some burn ointment that.



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I think we have sufficiently traumatized the OP at this point.

Couldn't agree more. I'm done if Frank is. I mean, I hope he doesn't come back six months from now to give the 20-something year old the what's, what.
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Old May 20th, 2020, 13:24   #19
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Go away... you are obsessing. Get a life.
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Go away... you are obsessing. Get a life.

I thought you were done? (hold on, going to get my Doritos)


I'm retired...I was working on my Chinese Jetta. Don't you have a job to do? Like pander parts to people who are asking for advice?
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Old May 20th, 2020, 14:00   #21
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Ok, I get it. You don't like my style. It's mutual.
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Ok, I get it. You don't like my style. It's mutual.

GET MORE POPCORN BOYS. FRANK IS ON A ROLL!



Before this keeps going, I just decided to put him on my ignore lists. Sorry for all this OP, I'm just tired of him trying to say his stuff is so much better than anyone else's. Please don't your own research, and do go off the hearsay of one person.
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Old May 20th, 2020, 14:51   #23
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I never said my stuff is 'so much better'. You make things up. But I DO have things that are better and have been doing so for years. Despite your BS, my parts are priced right. I do plenty of business, in spite of you and I expect that will continue. I innovate.

You need to proofread better. I've wasted too much time on the likes of you. So, if you ignore this, so much the better. Otherwise, I feel you are the guy that has to have the last word. Get in another rant. And you're right. I've got a pile of heads to work and I don't need to waste my time on you.

Goodbye.
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You nailed it Frank. All very very well stated. It's pretty clear to readers on this forum, even newbies like me, that you are one of the go-to-guys for TDI.
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Wow. This escalated quickly.
I cant believe what I'm reading how somone can be this oblivious to somone who has done nothing but give good information and decades of knowlage and building tips. I know there are some members here who dont like Frank because of a bad experience and talking with some of them it seems obvious that it's a case of (my crap blew up, it must be Frank's fault, not the fact that I race car the f put of what I was given!
Cuban... you need to relax a bit. Understand who your talking to and put ego aside. It's been years of me trying to do the same.
Frank, keep it real for me and dont change a thing! I had to get a few bags of popcorn drizzled with my favorite blind fluid for this thread!
Going with chinisium never solves anything but the entrance to the rabbit hole of unreliability and an empty wallet!

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Figure out what turbo you want for the power you desire, the 764's are awesome nozzles. Read up. Plenty of builds out there to copy. Prepare your wallet!
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Cuban... you need to relax a bit. Understand who your talking to and put ego aside. It's been years of me trying to do the same.

Thanks for the advice Mongler98. I'm perfectly relaxed, lol. I know who I'm talking to, and have no ego. I'm not going to reiterate what I've said, as it speaks for itself. To go even further, a member here sent me a message stating the same feelings (but didn't want to speak up, as to not burn any bridges with Frank), and I've talked with others (on Facebook) that feel the same way (the pushiness of parts, and how they are superior to any others). If I have an ego, I hate to think what Frank believes, with everyone up his butt (but I can see where some might idolize him). I've never said that he isn't knowledgeable, that would be foolish to suggest. All I'm suggesting is that there are alternative parts, that work just as well as his. While we all have a choice on parts to use, having someone who so vehemently talks down to others products, only to push his on is own products is only increasing the FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) of other vendors products. There are individuals that are afraid to use these parts because of the blatant lies that are sometimes spread here. My aim is to show that one experience does not define everyone else's. To that end, there are plenty of folks running these rods, and other clones of them, with success. There are those out there running more expensive rods that have had failure due to their own negligence.


Have a good day, and thank you for the advice though.
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Vehement personal attacks, I'm really not into. People selling junk, claiming it is good, I'm not very good at accepting that either.

I have before and will again, admit that trusting the CRAP rods and 'just putting them in' was a big mistake on my part. The bigger mistake to was to assume the vendor I bought them from would offer the same product as they had in the past. That was really underhanded what happened. I made the stupid assumption that the rods were inspected and actually, I was also under the impression, finished by the vendor I bought from. Big mistake... Lesson learned. So, in displaying my huge mistake, I guess that's me showing my giant ego, right? The point would be 'don't repeat my mistakes'.

What I now do for each of the customers that purchase the product I offer... I open every single package, get my platen off the wall, zero my bore gauge and measure...even though I continue to see the most accurately produced finish, I learned my lesson the hard way. Trust and Verify. Although our vendor is allowed .0002" tolerance, the accuracy is always on the black line under the Zero. It's amazing.

So, if it suits those willing to buy what I have found to be an inferior product, at least you know to check their dimensional accuracy and balance. As for 'alternative parts', I think that could be followed through to it's ultimate conclusion. Buy nothing but Chinese parts. Assemble the entire motor, A-Z with entirely Chinese product. I am not going to waste my time on that experiment. But I can give you a referral where you can buy all those parts...

I am sure there are those who don't care for some of my 'antics'. I also have had several well known vendors who tried to 'go around me' to buy my products. When I can stop it, like my rods, that's not happening. Probably the single thing I have historically done is to point out what, how and why to perform 'tests' to prove a product, for example injector nozzles, torque specs for the ALH cam sprocket, methods of setting injector balance, getting the best economy from a PD motor, performance cams, cylinder heads with a long-standing, long-life reputation, and that is just a taste of what I have done. I also have a great deal of empathy for those whose failures were avoidable, either through product or method. I can't begin to number the people I've helped with 'technical support'. Agree with me or not, I supply a lot of good information, on the forums and individually.

Also, historically, I always attempt to purchase, install and recommend the best product, with the least failure rates. That improves my and my customer's overall success.

All that said, I don't have any idea what the failure rate is for MaxSpeeding or their clones. I doubt I will ever find out, except from my abbreviated experience, which will not be repeated. There is no lie in what I said. I have only been called a liar twice on the Club, that I know of. The other one that called me a liar is now a customer, or you could say, a convert. I don't expect any change of heart from cuban. It's been quite vitriolic.

As for the rods we sell, I can tell you exactly the failure rate... ZERO. We have had two customers with extreme nozzles (not our builds) that ran away and both of them split the pistons and flame etched the top of the rod. Although the rod was still holding dimension, convention demands replacement. Can't blame the rod for that...

As for who else I am on the Club, I can tell you a lot of 'free, with no monetary benefit' information is offered on a virtual daily basis. Or as I have always said,"Hints, Tips and Tricks are Still Free."

You, Cuban, will stand out as one person who I really got under his skin for telling what I personally know to be the facts. Or also as I am fond of saying, "The bitter truth is better than a sweet lie."

So, I'll leave you with this. If my rods (or any of my products) fail, we do back them. I did not get that offer from the Vendor who sold me the Chinese rods. No, instead he told me I had to be wrong, it was my fault and no refund or compensation was ever offered. I also paid a premium for what easily could have been bought from Ebay. Talk about getting screwed...

As I have said even 6 years ago, I learned my lesson. But instead of leaving a novice to figure out if our product is good or not, we check it ourselves. I'm known for removing as much risk factor as possible with protocol for a refined product.

There were others who support your feelings, Cuban. There used to be a wonderful website made by one of my detractors...Yes, I know I'm not roundly liked (is anybody?)... that was "A safe place to complain about Frank's VW TDI's"... We laid that site was laid to rest a few years ago, but we still have a safe place to complain.

If you have a complaint about me, please call, email put it on the Vendor Complaint Section. Heck, if you don't like what I'm saying, as I'm saying it, TELL ME! I'm a big boy... I can take constructive criticism. We prefer that you bring your complaints to us personally, but we understand a select few people's needs to publicize their issues. If you personally don't want to 'upset the apple cart', there does appear to still be someone available and willing to do the expose'. But without naming names, is that not the FUD I am accused of?

Good luck with the Chinese parts. If you want to practice a more complete example of a Chinese engine, I can point everyone to a cylinder head, some pistons and a really amusing timing belt kit to practice with. I also have a few $$$ into the experiment for some CRAP injector nozzles. They were cheap... maybe you would like to experiment with some of them. I'm done with them.

To the ones who wish to take the risk, spend the extra money to make sure the CRAP rods are sized and balanced correctly. It shouldn't cost more than about $30 per rod.
Then I wish 'Good Luck' and much better luck than I had with them.

As for our application of Luck; it is something we make every attempt to eliminate as a design function for our builds.

Mongler, I recall even you and I have had a disagreement, but it ended without a single cross word. I appreciate that.

I hope the light of my message does not cause cuban any additional grief. It's just the facts, as I know them. Nothing personal intended. Everyone is entitled to their opinion.
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Vehement personal attacks, I'm really not into. People selling junk, claiming it is good, I'm not very good at accepting that either.
I don't believe these were vehement personal attacks, rather I was just stating
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I'm not good with people selling their product and bashing others because of their experience (especially someone as well respected and with the clout you have) it's a bit of a marketing ploy
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I have before and will again, admit that trusting the CRAP rods and 'just putting them in' was a big mistake on my part.
These rods were "Rosten" rods (but not labelled). Nobody knew. It was a crappy situation. How long were you using these clone rods? Nobody might know, but the truth is that most of them worked. Granted this was years ago. Since that time, there have been plenty of different variations. Some good, some bad. Did the Rosten rods come in a box with their name on it, or was it a blank box like these were?
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What I now do for each of the customers that purchase the product I offer... I open every single package, get my platen off the wall, zero my bore gauge and measure...even though I continue to see the most accurately produced finish, I learned my lesson the hard way.
Nothing wrong from learning from our mistakes. Maybe it's time you crossed the bridge and order a set of clone rods. Put them through some NDT or DT. If you're willing to check every product, maybe you can start offering alternative products, at a lower price point and put your "stamp of approval" on them. Or are you that against Chinese products?
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So, if it suits those willing to buy what I have found to be an inferior product, at least you know to check their dimensional accuracy and balance. As for 'alternative parts', I think that could be followed through to it's ultimate conclusion. Buy nothing but Chinese parts. Assemble the entire motor, A-Z with entirely Chinese product. I am not going to waste my time on that experiment. But I can give you a referral where you can buy all those parts...
Now you're being foolish, lol. Maybe just put maple syrup in the sump instead of oil...it's viscous right? Rather I'm suggesting that some parts work, some don't. In this case rods work. They've been proven to work, time and time again. If you had measured them before slapping them in, the we could conclusively say that the rods were the failure point. But hindsight is 20/20.
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I am sure there are those who don't care for some of my 'antics'. I also have had several well known vendors who tried to 'go around me' to buy my products. When I can stop it, like my rods, that's not happening. Probably the single thing I have historically done is to point out what, how and why to perform 'tests' to prove a product, for example injector nozzles, torque specs for the ALH cam sprocket, methods of setting injector balance, getting the best economy from a PD motor, performance cams, cylinder heads with a long-standing, long-life reputation, and that is just a taste of what I have done. I also have a great deal of empathy for those whose failures were avoidable, either through product or method. I can't begin to number the people I've helped with 'technical support'. Agree with me or not, I supply a lot of good information, on the forums and individually.
I haven't stated otherwise, EXCEPT that some information you pass is only good to you. While helping is great. I'm doing the exact same thing right now with someone on Facebook with engine issues. I've offered for them to come to me, if they were close, because like you, I like helping. That said, I also have my opinions and almost 20 years of experience working on diesel engines, and I use that experience and knowledge to help. My advice comes from my experiences, but I don't try to sell parts, MY PARTS (because I have none) over others because they are so radically superior in every way because I open them up and check them, and my parts are not Chinese. THAT is the problem I have.
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All that said, I don't have any idea what the failure rate is for MaxSpeeding or their clones. I doubt I will ever find out, except from my abbreviated experience, which will not be repeated. There is no lie in what I said. I have only been called a liar twice on the Club, that I know of. The other one that called me a liar is now a customer, or you could say, a convert. I don't expect any change of heart from cuban. It's been quite vitriolic.
Vitrolic, lol. No Frank, I'm not vitrolic, just tired of you pandering your parts over others and using your clout to cast doubt on anything else.
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As for the rods we sell, I can tell you exactly the failure rate... ZERO.
Well I hope so Frank. You personally
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open every single package, get my platen off the wall, zero my bore gauge and measure...even though I continue to see the most accurately produced finish..
If you did have a failure of a rod, you wouldn't sell it would you Frank? And through you non-destructive testing of every product if you DID find a rod that didn't meet up to your "standards of excellence" would you tell us about it? Would you change vendors due to a mistake? Can people make mistakes Frank, or do you swear them off entirely because they made a mistake? If you don't swear them off entirely Frank, then maybe try some of these Chinese rods and see what you find....or are you against them, because they're Chinese?
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You, Cuban, will stand out as one person who I really got under his skin for telling what I personally know to be the facts. Or also as I am fond of saying, "The bitter truth is better than a sweet lie."
No Frank, you've gotten under plenty of folks skin, I've just been the most recent that is willing to vocalize it (I have no life, as you stated, remember?) You've burned plenty of bridges going through your post history. So much so that someone reached out to me, unsolicited, to talk about their experiences. And guess what, they echo'd mine, and went a little darker. But in the end, you only do speak your truth (we all do).
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So, I'll leave you with this. If my rods (or any of my products) fail, we do back them.
Why would they fail? You check every one of them. BUTTTT, if they do fail, do you replace the engine that was destroyed?
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I did not get that offer from the Vendor who sold me the Chinese rods. No, instead he told me I had to be wrong, it was my fault and no refund or compensation was ever offered. I also paid a premium for what easily could have been bought from Ebay. Talk about getting screwed...
You were screwed, as was Rosten. What happened was not right, by any stretch of the imagination. You were sold a product that you thought was one thing, but it wasn't. But, according to you, "some" of them worked. You now check every one of them. Good on you.
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As I have said even 6 years ago, I learned my lesson. But instead of leaving a novice to figure out if our product is good or not, we check it ourselves. I'm known for removing as much risk factor as possible with protocol for a refined product.
Then tell the novice that your experience that was 0.009 off was 6 years ago. Tell them the WHOLE truth, not just your version of it. "While I (Frank) do not agree with using these rods due to X, Y, or Z, there are plenty of people that use them without issue. That said, I can guarantee that MY (Frank) products will not fail you, and I personally inspect everything that leaves my shop, and guarantee that if you have a failure due to workmanship that I will provide you with whatever replacements are needed to make you whole."
That, to me at least, seems like the less scummy way of selling your product. Say there are alternatives out there, but YOUR customer service and history of putting forth the best products (which come at a somewhat higher price) will be the absolute best they can be for whatever someone is building. I, can get behind that.
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There were others who support your feelings, Cuban. There used to be a wonderful website made by one of my detractors...Yes, I know I'm not roundly liked (is anybody?)... that was "A safe place to complain about Frank's VW TDI's"... We laid that site was laid to rest a few years ago, but we still have a safe place to complain.
I'm not sure what website you're talking about, and at this point I'm not sure I care. But I will correct you in that there are others that support my feelings.
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If you have a complaint about me, please call, email put it on the Vendor Complaint Section. Heck, if you don't like what I'm saying, as I'm saying it, TELL ME! I'm a big boy... I can take constructive criticism. We prefer that you bring your complaints to us personally, but we understand a select few people's needs to publicize their issues. If you personally don't want to 'upset the apple cart', there does appear to still be someone available and willing to do the expose'. But without naming names, is that not the FUD I am accused of?
I've heard stories of how you like to yell at people Frank...or is that an exaggeration as well? And I'm more than willing to do the expose (no life, remember). You can't take criticism, as we can see from this tirade back and forth.
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Good luck with the Chinese parts. If you want to practice a more complete example of a Chinese engine, I can point everyone to a cylinder head, some pistons and a really amusing timing belt kit to practice with. I also have a few $$$ into the experiment for some CRAP injector nozzles. They were cheap... maybe you would like to experiment with some of them. I'm done with them.
I'm doing perfectly fine (as are a multitude of others) with my Chinese rods, Polish Turbos, Polish Injectors, UK VW Head, and other parts. While I cannot argue that some parts are inferior to others, I won't swear off an entire culture because I'm jaded that I didn't do my job six years ago.
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To the ones who wish to take the risk, spend the extra money to make sure the CRAP rods are sized and balanced correctly. It shouldn't cost more than about $30 per rod. Then I wish 'Good Luck' and much better luck than I had with them.
$30 per rod? Where at a machine shop that panders their parts over others? You admitted, in an old post, after your failed engine (that you didn't measure, but rather did the "Orange County Chopper" build by just throwing parts together and it blew up in 5 miles) that some of the rods measured out fine. Hell, even Rosten said that one person blew a powerful engine up, but they couldn't determine if it was the rods or not. You had ONE experience, and in that experience have sworn off all others but your own. You remind me of my father who's sworn off all other brands of vehicles other than Dodge (but he doesn't own Dodge, nor their stock). There's a difference there. To each their own I guess.
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I hope the light of my message does not cause cuban any additional grief. It's just the facts, as I know them. Nothing personal intended. Everyone is entitled to their opinion.
I want nothing but the best for you as well Frank. All I ask is that in your posts you tell the whole truth, not just your version of it. You will not gain me as a customer, and I'm sure you're ok with that, because while I know you think highly of your products, you talk down to others for their choices because of your one experience. There are a multitude of individuals around the world that use MaxSpeedingRods for turbos, suspension, and other components. While we all have the rights to our opinions, using your clout, as a well known member and vendor here to talk down on their products due to your experience, is well within what I think you can do. What I don't think is appropriate is to at the same time try to sell your goods, especially to a novice. Tell them the truth, the whole truth (not just your variation of it) and then see where the chips might lie. You're very steadfast in your thoughts that we can't make big power (like they do in Finland) in these engines for whatever reason. While we might believe one thing isn't possible, it doesn't detract from the truth that they're making it. Our versions of the truth might/could not be the actual truth.

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So much for the 'Ignore List'....

You're just like a liberal journalist. You parse my words. I'm never going to do that 'line by line' crap you do.

My experience with the CRAP rods was far from a single set. When buying, I usually purchase a minimum of 10 sets. In this case, it was a total of 9 sets of MaxSpeeding rods, because the vendor didn't have enough to fill the order... I guess that saved me a little bit. I can't really call them "MaxSpeeding Rods" as the boxes did not say Maxspeeding...They were imprinted with the Vendor's Business name; box and rods. But his admission was they were from the exact same manufacturer.

Btw: I guess you can consider this other vendor 'collateral damage', as I had publicly let this go, but you are doing the dirty work, digging up old bones. That's not my dirty laundry. I bet he wishes for you to shut your trap. We paid nearly double what we could have purchased them on Ebay + foreign shore shipping. Like I said, he got paid.
We got screwed. I'm sure he doesn't want to talk about it.

So, despite your invention that it was a single set of rods, it was not. We threw them away. Why would I go back to a company that cost me thousands of dollars and 100's of wasted hours, for more of the same CRAP? Like I said, I do not depend on luck. And for the love of God, stop with the 'I should have measured them.', like a nagging fishwife...The .0009" variation in the rod; that was TAPER. From side-to-side the rod should be Zero. Tolerance is .0002" for diameter, so if you think 4.5x tolerance is acceptable, then you are well situated with MaxSpeeding. That is just one of the issues we got.

I do have a possible theory why the rod sets we got were so bad... since the vendor in question was a comparatively 'low volume' buyer, maybe they sent him all of MaxSpeeding's rejects... just a thought. The Chinese are known to play that game.

So, after the debacle, we got involved with Molnar Technologies. I knew of him from years past. From a man with a pedigree in Connecting rods; who created the rod departments for Oliver, Wiseco and another I can't remember, Tom has almost 50 years in design and technology for connecting rod development. He pointed out several flaws with those wonderful rods you love so much. Although he could have reworked them, his opinion (Ok, maybe tempered by his desire to sell me rods, but I doubt that...), he would not rework them, as inferior. So, to answer one of your questions, no, I won't go back 'like a dog to his vomit' and bastardize my work. You can have all the MaxSpeeding rods you can choke down.

As for the rest, you should stop with assumption. You are simply on a vendetta. I already told you, we had two failures from cause but nothing else to report. We purposefully track our stuff.


The rest of that story... I NEVER said you can't make big hp, but I know 1) dyno's can be skewed for exaggeration and 2) life expectancy and survivability are our desired purpose. If someone wants to blow their rings out and lift a head, go for it...we will build to that end, but it's not my idea of the purpose of these engines. And we also hear tales that they publicly don't talk about the number of times they rebuilt the engines or the catastrophes. It's just the way it is. I'd rather not have engine builds that blow up and accusations hurled back on me. Race engine (above 2x stock) are prone to issues and that is undeniable. Liability is limited by every company for excessive hp. We are quite often, going to smaller hp from previously monster builds because of the customer's tiresome rebuilding issues.

Which brings me to another point. I probably have seen more disaster TDI builds in the last 6 months than you will see in your life. We have come to know what to expect. One thing I know to expect is there are some people who can't be reasoned with. I expect only one thing from you. You'll trash me to the end. Even if those 'wonderful' rods of yours DID blow up, you'd never admit it. If I were to prove my point, you'd deny it. What else is there to say?

And I NEVER have said anything against Polish nozzles(I use them and am Polish heritage), Colt Cams(it's not his cams where I had trouble), UK cylinder heads(I only think golf ball dimpling is a total waste of money for a TDI) or the rest of the STUFF you unfairly paint with your WIDE brush. It's the invention about me I disagree with.

We have your version of the truth... I'm really not here to win a 'popularity contest'. I have rods built to suit myself. If anyone else agrees, that's fine. But I designed to protect myself from the poor quality I have found elsewhere. If you don't buy from me, I don't have a problem with that. But I do know what I'm talking about with the Ebay rods. For me, not worth my already wasted time..

And the other stuff I introduced to you... a set of sputtered bearings that fit the ALH rods. Diamond-impregnated diesel performance piston rings. 79.51mm piston ring sets and piston coating techniques are all great finds and worth their use. The oil pump chain upgrade, which I also found. These are all great improvements for the TDI engine. But it makes you mad that I introduced you to them? That seems odd to me.

It reminds me of a owner who asked me why I gave him a total system check for his car he didn't ask for. I guess I thought he'd want to know what was wrong with his car... not like I charged him for the inspection.

I've had a bump in business I need to get back to.

From this point forward, I don't give a tinker's damn what goes on here. I'd just get more of the same. There have been some respondents who support me. You claim there are some that support you. I really don't care. At that point, it comes down to gossip and I'm not really interested.
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