[s-cars] Rods and high HP: Oil Issue??

Mihnea Cotet mik at info.fundp.ac.be
Mon Mar 22 17:01:05 EST 2004

Having seen that happen on a friend's car too, I'd too say the same thing, 
or maybe not a long enough break-in period?

Anyway, when the rod's limits is reached, they simply bend and break with 
no damage to the bearings, saw that happen a few times too, hopefully not 
on cars that I had tuned :-)



At 16:58 22/03/2004 -0500, Igor Kessel wrote:
>Lewis, Gary M wrote:
>>Question is, he stated that the rod bearings "slipped", which usually 
>>welds the rod to the crank, the piston fires, rod puts hole in block.  If 
>>it happened like this, I was thinking it is an oil issue more than a weak 
>>rod.  Comments?
>If he spun the bearing I would be inclined to think so, Gary
>Igor Kessel
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