COME ON!!!!!! NIGHTMARE!!!!!
kneale at coslink.net
Tue May 30 12:47:29 EDT 2006
Sounds like an oil supply issue. I'd make certain all the oil passages are
clear before running the engine again.
At 07:56 AM 5/30/2006 -0400, AUDIJIM at aol.com wrote:
>I can't believe this!!!!! I get up at 0430 hrs for work, start the car (93'
>S4) and precede as normal. I get onto the highway and cruise along and I
> to hear a knocking. It changes with RPM. I pull over and pop the hood and at
>the same time a tractor trailer almost hit me and the car. Confirmed, I have
>a knock and it's bad. I limp the car home and pull the oil pan. Number 5
>connecting rod only has a small portion of it's rod bearings!
>WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is not good. I'm burned my hands
>taking this apart so
>quickly so I need to address that soon. Too much adrenaline right now. I'm
>to see if the crank is OK and run some very fine emery cloth with a cord and
>see how it looks. The rod end that I took off looks so-so but I will mike
>everything and see if this is OK. I just don't understand how this happened.
>There is only 2000 miles on this engine since I built it. I miked
>AND used plastigauge to make double sure this was going together correctly.
>I'm totally beside myself right now.
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