Everything seems to have gone quiet on the Kink K Engine front in the past few months, I know of a couple of people who have ordered engines from him, has anyone actually received one yet, well one that works anyway.
The reason I am posting is that after all the abuse and attempted riduculing of several respected engine builders who took their time in a logical, honest and evidence provided manner to defend themselves,and that since all the chaos has subsided I have seen evidence of some K series engines producing excellent figures yet none from king k.
Now I have a Honda plus supercharger in my car and I wouldnt change it back even if a super reliable high power K surfaced from somewhere, I really enjoy my car its proven to be very reliable has lots of miles under its belt has some results to back it up to, and is bloody fast as anyone who has been out in it either with me or someone else driving will attest to.
Still I heard recently that after all this time in waiting, and knowing of only a couple of engines being done by king k that one recently was tested on rolling road/dyno and seized up after only 20 minutes, ive no idea on the supposed spec on it but after all this time im guessing it might have been one of the supposed higher spec ones.
Now apparently this was in an Exige so its also likely that it is someones on exiges.com, I may be wrong, and if i am I apologise, but if it is why has everything been kept so quiet.
After all the abuse a lot of people have had to suffer I think its only fair that this is aired so everyone can judge the results before spending their money, wether it be on a high power K, or Honda/Audi conversion.
Also I heard recently that a king K engine suffered from HGF and after reading this statement from himself some time ago,
‘The vast majority of people with problems with K have HGF, which at worst is a couple of hundred quid to deck block , replace liners and gasket.But I tell you I feel totally confident to promise all the engines of mine going out now will not suffer HGF - ever , provided the are installed and maintained properly’
I wondered if this is completely true, again if I am wrong in this I apologise, but if its right why has nothing been said about it.
Also if there have been failures who is footing the bill for replacement parts/engines I thought these were going to be bullet proof so were they offered with a warranty.
Again, im sorry if it seems like im stirring things, I do not post very often but I made the Fatal mistake of giving Joe Mccarthy at prototype racing ï¿½2000 of my hard earned money never to receive a thing from him and I would not want to see anyone else be out of pocket, making the same kind of mistake.
Im not trying to start an arguement, just trying to find out the truth.