This page summarises how to catch Strange Engine Part.
Catching Strange Engine Part
Detailed mapping of hard to find areas is shown below.
Notes: ((A subtle reference to Firefly/Serenity: "Don't ride in anything with a Capissen 38 engine, they fall right out of the sky." - a quote from Serenity's engineer, Kaylee. Smallfry is a tribute to Kaylee.)) A similar item, the Broken Engine Part, can be caught by Horde, but does not start a quest.
Commentary: A very rare catch from Steam Pump Flotsam pools.
History: 2.3: Strange Engine Part first caught.
|Water/pool type||Minimum skill||Areas||Catch Rate||Commonly caught fish|
|To cast||To avoid get aways||% of Catch||Source|
|Steam Pump Flotsam - Inland||305||400||Infrequent catch.|
The catch rate is the approximate proportion of all catches in the area from the water/pool type that are the named fish.
- Valuable Fish - This chapter will help you catch fish of value.
- Pools and Wreckage - This chapter will help you fish among schools and floating debris.
- The Burning Crusade - Fishing changes in the first expansion.
- 2.3 Changes - Patch 2.3's changes to fishing.
These remarks have been written about this subject by El's readers in the forums. Hopefully you will find them useful.
By Gummo, on 16 February 2008:
Can anyone confirm if doing the Strange Engine Part quest more than once for a pre-level 70 grants XP each time? The quest is repeatable (and you can have more than one engine part in your inventory), but I'd like to know if level 55-69 can get XP by catching an engine part more than once...
By Stephenn, on 17 February 2008:
You should be able to. Each time you right click the engine part you get a repeateble quest. So do one quest, then right click the other engine part and turn it in.It requires level 69 though.
By el, on 17 February 2008:
The level requirement isn't clear for the Strange Engine Part: The quest is listed on Wowhead as minimum 69, and on Thottbot at 65. My guess is those are just the lowest levels that players running their addons have completed the quest at. Both still show the item with "This Item Begins a Quest - Requires Level 55" (W/T).
By flawlless, on 26 February 2008:
Yes, You get the experience every time you turn it in. at least twice anyway, then I turned 70..
By Gummo, on 26 June 2008:
I can now confirm that you can turn this quest in starting at level 55 and you get 12650 XP each time.