- Jul 31, 2017
- Brooklyn, Neu York
My B230F slaps. I'm a bit tired of it so I've been thinking of a way to fix it for good. In some niches of engine building, adding notches to the big end of a connecting rod to help sling oil up and onto the cylinder walls and piston is common practice. Volkswagen even had a TSB for the type 4 motor to do this. My question is, has anyone tried employing this on non-squirter B230 engine? I think it may be beneficial, as it might get more oil onto the cylinders where the maximum piston to wall force would be. B230's don't seem to develop piston slap from piston heat only, otherwise you'd see non intercooled B21FT's making a racket. From my minimal experience digging deep inside a red block it sounds like the skirt and rod design.