Well, it's time to bite the big one and put new big end bearings =
my 1500 Midget. Or is it??!!
There is no unusual sound from the engine at start up or any othe=
time. The oil pressure, however, is a little worrying. It starts off abo=
60 or 70 and gradually decreases to about 20 when cruising around town. =
At idle, it goes down to about 9 or 10. Once, when it was idling about 5=
rpm it actually went down to about 5 psi.
If a rebuild is advisable, the shopping list includes a set of r=
bearing, set of main bearings, new con rod bolts, thrust washer set and, =
course, the oil pan gasket. Anything missing?
My long suffering wife has been told that there's just a couple o=
more things that need to be done, so it would be nice if this (major, for=
me at least) operation went smoothly.