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Old 11-25-2009, 07:22 AM
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Rod bearing and journal (pics)

How does this rod bearing and journal look? Just starting to strip-down a motor I recently acquired, but not sure exactly what I'm looking for when inspecting the bearings.


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Looks normal to me. Engine has a few hundred miles. And I would say the first owner changed the oil and took care of the engine. The true test will be in the micrometer readings.

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Old 11-25-2009, 07:33 AM
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Definately has a few miles on it but it looks like its a good builder.
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The more important bearing is the one in the rod not the bearing in the cap of the rod.
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That looks all good. No wear marks on the journal. But as said here before, they need to be checked for size and out of round.

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