----- Original Message -----
From: "Bert Shirey" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Ron Soave" <email@example.com>
Sent: Saturday, March 12, 2011 3:04 PM
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Bearings Replacement
> Ron and Guys,
> Thanks again. Ok, here is what I`m thinking before happy hour takes charge
> here and I change my mind:
> I was getting no noticable knocking, vibration, or oil pressure loss.
> The soft non-magnetic debris is likely bearing material. I don`t think
> this has been going very long.
> Depending on what I find in the pan, best case starting with #4, I`m
> going to replace the rod big-end bearings with the best I can find. Those
> are the most likely suspects. I`ll try pulling the #2 main for inspection.
> If that`s Ok, best advice that the other mains are likely good as well
> sounds fine to me. If not, I`ll have to think.
> Barring nothing else, I`ll clean out the sump and oil pump strainer
> and whatever else I can reach, put it back together. Change the oil
> frequently for a couple hundred easy miles and see what comes out.
> The oil analysis is a good idea, even for my daily drivers.
> Man, am I thankful for this list!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ron Soave" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>; "Bert Shirey"
> Sent: Saturday, March 12, 2011 2:22 PM
> Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Bearings Replacement
> --- On Sat, 3/12/11, Bert Shirey <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Do I read this to say that the #1
>> and #2 mains might be inspected or
>> changed without pulling the engine. If so, then how would
>> this be done? It`s
> Yes, as you say. It is a little tight getting a socket on #1 sometimes,
> but it'll go. Just nudge the upper bearing half with a toothpick or
> something softer than the crank journals (any piece of metal from Harbor
> Freight will do!).
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