orin at WOLFENET.com
Sun Nov 5 12:58:53 EST 2000
> > we had a block with steel caps, due to oil surge a
> > > shell picked up on the crank and rotated in the
> > cap.
> > > we just milled a mm off the end of the cap and
> > then
> > > had the whole thing line bored at a local
> > engineering
> > > works
> > There aren't any shells in I5 cam bearings - the cam
> > runs in the
> > machined head.
> Phil... it's not a shells thing.. point i was making
> was if you machine a bit off the base of a cap the
> hole gets smaller and you can then get it linebored
> back to standard.
A local ***** managed to put one of the caps on backwards
on a 10V and crack it. He found another cap, installed it and
started the engine. The cam seized... what a surprise.
He had it line bored... the bearing surfaces looked none
too smooth, but I seem to remember the cam was fine.
Anyway, he reinstalled the cam and all it's not seized again...
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