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This may have been posted before, and I'm sorry if it is repetitive. I am currently searching for cars, and I love DSMs, but don't want get stuck in a love-hate relationship in case crankwalk rears its ugly head.
 

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If you go by the article written by Magnus Motorsports, then yes, ATs wouldn't be as likely to get CW as MTs. As far as proof of that, I don't have any. But it would make sense, especially if you follow MMs theory.
 

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I think statistically 0% of automatics have gotten crankwalk.
 

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I bet at least one has of naturaly cw reasons.............
Just get the cars crank endplay checked out before you buy it...
 

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Automatics are less likely to get it, since there isn't as much thrust bearing load as with a MT (heh, no clutch)... but I've seen a few automatics get it.. not as high of a percentage as manual cars though.

If I had to guess I'd say somewhere around 10% of automatics will get it, and 50-75% of manuals...
 

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If I had to guess I'd say somewhere around 10% of automatics will get it, and 50-75% of manuals...
I don't have statistics, but I would have to disagree with those percentages. 50-75%?? I don't think it's anywhere NEAR that high.

And I read somewhere on here (I think in the A/T forum) that someone said there were like 3 documented cases of A/T crankwalk. That's just heresay, but there you go.
 

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I personaly feel you take care of your car MT or AT and you wont ever get cranks walk.... but that just my opinon 4 Turbo MTs no crank walks I cant be that far off if that other guys is getting it in 50-75% of his cars :)
 

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I don't have statistics, but I would have to disagree with those percentages. 50-75%?? I don't think it's anywhere NEAR that high.

And I read somewhere on here (I think in the A/T forum) that someone said there were like 3 documented cases of A/T crankwalk. That's just heresay, but there you go.
Key word in my post: "Guess."

And yeah, I don't think it's far off to say half of turbo 2G-MT cars get it. 75% is probably pushing it. It seems much more rare to find a 2G-MT that hasn't crankwalked vs. finding one that has. Based on my experience with the cars around Houston, I'd say a little more than half of 2G-MT cars have/had it.

As for 2G-AT.. I have fixed one myself. I don't know 9 other people with 2G-AT cars, so that one crankwalked car is greater than 10% of my sampling of 2G-AT cars. Oh well. 2Gs seem to be a risk/reward thing. Reward is that the car is newer and flashier than a 1G... the risk is that your motor is gonna end up being a boat anchor.
I personaly feel you take care of your car MT or AT and you wont ever get cranks walk.... but that just my opinon 4 Turbo MTs no crank walks I cant be that far off if that other guys is getting it in 50-75% of his cars
OK... a few thoughts:

- Where did I say I was talking about 50-75% of my cars? I have crankwalk in 0% of my cars, thank you. Ever heard of a 6-bolt motor?

- "Taking care of your car" has nothing to do with whether it crankwalks or not. Unless your idea of "taking care" is replacing thrust bearings every 6 months, your maintenance schedule has very little to do with it. Brushing and flossing 3 times a day would be just as likely to prevent crankwalk, if you get my drift.

- Do you even know how to check for "cranks walk" (as you called it)? What is the factory spec for crank endplay?

:insert lame smiley to make it all OK:
 
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