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 Post subject: Crank Scraper Group buy
PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2003 2:06 pm 
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I want to get myself this crank scraper for my G13:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=46098&item=2434469186

but I don't want to pay $50 US for it, plus shipping and handling.

I can get the following discounts from the guy:

"The G13 is one that requires a great deal of extra work over a
regular scraper (it is actually made of 6 individually made pieces welded
together, the scraper itself being only one of them). Keeping
that in mind, I can offer your group the following discount schedule:

2 scrapers 10% discount off list ($44 USD)
3-9 scrapers 20% discount ($39.05 USD)
10-19 scrapers 30% discount ($35.90 USD)
20 plus 40% discount ($30.95)

List price is $49.95 USD. I will be ending this group buy on NOV 1/2003. If you are in, email me at

jeffkuzub@hotmail.com

Shipping and handling is from Canada. $5USD within Canada, $7 to the United States and $10 International. Shipping would be insured and traceable only.

Who's in?


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2003 8:46 pm 
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hi m8
well i guess if you could explain what does this mod works member like me... could think about this... because i really dont understand wat does this mod do...
thks


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2003 11:45 pm 
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hrmm the way I understand it the principle is that as your crank spins the oil is turned into a cloud of well oil mist for lack of a simpler way to say it and you loose power because your crank has to spin through the oil. This thing is supposed to keep that cloud formation to a minimum. Plus it keeps your oil less aerated (spelling?).

I personally am interested, but I am also scortching my uniform currently, so I need to go move the iron.....


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2003 12:29 am 
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A crank scraper works simply in the ways listed above.

It works similarily to having your crankshaft's counterweights knife-edged: At extreme RPM's the amount of microscopic oil droplets suspended inside the crankcase and oil pan airspaces makes the air effectively thicker, and cause more aerodynamic drag on the crankshaft itself. Internal friction requires energy from the engine - and that power then can't go to your wheels - so knife edging the crank makes it more aerodynamic, to spin more freely. A crank scraper actually removes the oil from the crankcase and oil pan airspaces, thus effectively thinning the air to reduce the aerodynamic drag on the counter weights of the crankshaft. Same effect; different methods. What this means is that the crank scraper will make power at the top end, with NO losses of low end power...and did I mention the price?

Crank scraper $50, and 1 hr to install.
Knife Edging: $500+ and a total engine rebuild is required.

The crank scraper also keeps the oil from getting as aerated, as mentioned before: the thrashing crankshaft beats the oil up like whipcream. the scraper prevents this from happening incresing the volume of oil picked up by the oil pump, especially at high RPM. The scraper is like a baffle in the oil pan, and will even help the oil pump to scavenge oil better under hard cornering, accelerating or braking. What this means is that our high strung top-ends will get better flow and last longer, witstand more revs and heat, and keep on doing it for alot longer.

Believe me...its a good thing to get. And its cheap. Get one.


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Count me in!I have nothing to lose on it!

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Count me in, sounds good. I remember asking that guy about a crank scraper for the GTi when I saw his auctions for 3 cyl scrapers. I guess he finally started making them. Cool.

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I'm a definate "maybe". :D

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I'm in for one. Thanks :D

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One please!


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thats five so far....we have until the end of the month....lets go for 20!!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2003 1:36 pm 
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hey that's the one i posted the question about in the general performance section .. well if it's good enough for the doctor .. i'm in ..


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im in ill be paying by paypal if thats ok . :lol:


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ok count me in on one as well.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2003 5:21 pm 
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*bump*
so if everyone so far is confirmed, these crank scrapers are down to $35us roughly =) .. seems like a pretty good deal
any updates jeff ?


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 Post subject: Crank scrapers
PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2003 10:12 am 
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Hey, I want one. But I know this guy is in Florida. I am in Georgia. It my be cheaper to send it seperate from the ones going to Canada. I guess we have 10 or more so far. By the end of this month there should be alot more. At least enough to get the 40% break.


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I'm probably too lazy to pull my oil pan off to install this but at $35 you can't go wrong.

I'll put it right next to the oil pan baffle for my Rx7 that I haven't installed yet. :oops:

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I'm in also for one ...


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Hi Doc, just curious to know do we have to dismantle the engine block to install the crank scrapper?

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Only the oil pan...


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ok thanks. that shouldn't be too difficult.
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 Post subject: At last....
PostPosted: Tue Oct 14, 2003 8:41 pm 
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At last, f$#%&g SHAW allows me access to this site!

So far, I have 8 confirmed, one "maybe" and one more if we get up to 20+ units (the maximum discount)

The guy will only ship to one address, so I cannot avoid having it shipped from Florida to Canada and then to Georgia (for some of you).

C'MON GUYS...WE WANT MORE SCRAPERS SOLD!!!

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2003 12:47 am 
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damn .. i counted more people in this thread, maybe everyone needs to remember to actually email you to confirm ? i think it's a pretty sweet 'n' rare oppurtunity ...


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put me down for one, I'll take one too. You should be getting an Email soon


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I confirm that I would take one


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I'm 100% In for that little cash you can't go wrong :D !!!

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