Engine Noise

Kent McLean kentmclean at mindspring.com
Mon Aug 28 21:07:38 EDT 2006

David Ullrich wrote:
> Excellent point. But, I have to ask, have you ever heared of rod or journal
> bearing failures on a 10v I5 that is stock and not very severely abused
> (like run with no oil or overrevved)? From my experience, even poorly
> maintained and run hard I5s just laugh at you and beg for more.

I ran "Bad Puppy" out of oil (or rather, it spit out the oil on
its own) on 2 or 3 occasions. It made some noise with no oil,
but once I fixed the oil cooler hoses and put oil back in, all
was quiet again.  Yes, you have to work hard to kill them.

Kent McLean
'94 100 S Avant, "Moody"
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" up in smoke

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