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Old 10-02-2006, 10:05 AM
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I still think it all started with the crank.

I'd put my money on that he had the crank turned and used stock bearings. The way those bearings mushroomed out at the sides and the oil supply hole caved in. I looks 1/3 the size it should. It's amazing what a 10 cent piece of plastic can prevent!! JMO

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Old 10-02-2006, 11:22 AM
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1.89 for a 1 ft piece. I bought some last week. :-)
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Old 10-02-2006, 12:18 PM
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Plastigauge still comes with complete gasket kits.

Even the guys on the POWER BLOCK shows advise using plastigauge during some rebuilds.

Think the Lexus owner would want to invest in some desert land? There is some prime stuff close to me.
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Old 10-02-2006, 10:16 PM
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the engines out

the engines still a long block assem ....

its on the stand

and the whole setup tipped over and smashed into the concrete floor

one of the cam gears is smashed to hell

ill be over there tomorrow doing a tear down to inspect for damage

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Old 10-02-2006, 11:26 PM
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quit while ahead

I'd find a donor car at the local slavage yard and start with a fresh slate so to speak.. I wouldnt trust that engine as a boat anchor.
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Old 10-03-2006, 06:34 AM
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I agree.. after all the crap that engine has been through I would start from scratch. If it has a hairline crack anywhere you may have a hard time seeing it.
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I agree with Astro: "I think you need to just let it go. It's obvious these two guys don't need anyones help or advice and they will just do what they gotta do anyway. Leave them to their own devices and they'll get tired of f'n with it..."

I say it was "assembler" error. This whole thing would increase my health if I were you, laughter is supposed to be good for the mind, body, and spirit. Have fun.
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