Originally Posted by ap72
there are plenty of bone stock 350s that toss a rod bearing and many of them never ever see 5500 rpm.
77 Chev 4x4 with 4.10s and full time
Not sure but could be taching at 3500 in drive at 70ish
drop into second and you are well into the 4000 range and then some.
Yep--I can see a rod going out.
Happened to to my 78----cruising along and a pair of rods thought they would rather be on the ground.
Truck made absolutely no sounds at all before they let loose.
Engine just stopped running.
Granted this was not a fresh motor----but was not a high miler either.
Engine not hot----and full of oil----it was just time to go.
But again---used car and one will take risks when he purchases.
I have a well maintained older pickup for sale---82 Dodge
Very low miles and there is no way I would be held responsible for anything
that failed after it was purchased. Old cars, things happen.
Bought a new GMPP 454HO that was out of warrantee before I actually started it----turns out rings were installed upside down by GM twits and the thing literally pumped oil out thu the tailpipes----My problem and I was none too happy about it either.