[Zmagnette] Engine Clatter & pressure drop
deruelle at att.net
Mon Nov 11 17:07:23 MST 2013
My Magnette did something similar. It started to clatter going up a hill at
high RPM, then it grenaded. It blew a fist size hole in the side of the
block and noisily expired. The cause? Probably a failed rod bolt but there
was nothing left to make a determination. You should be glad you had it
carried. I'd drop the pan and check out the bearings.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Greenberg" <greenberg at lpl.arizona.edu>
To: "List for the Z Magnette Group - North America"
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Sent: Monday, November 11, 2013 3:40 PM
Subject: [Zmagnette] Engine Clatter & pressure drop
> Hi all,
> This is about my TD, but I bet you folks can help.
> I decided to drive the TD, instead of my Magnette, to our British car
> club's annual BBQ. About 25 miles out, running at about 50 mph uphill but
> not too hot, the engine started clattering and the oil pressure suddenly
> dropped to about 5 psi. I had the poor car carried home.
> Any ideas about what happened? Rod bearing wiped out? Broken rocker
> If it is one of those things, should I just make the repair, or is it
> time to have the whole engine rejuvenated?
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