[s-cars] need opinions on rod bearings

Tom Green trgreen at comcast.net
Sun Nov 15 15:28:15 PST 2009

What he said.
For me, it certainly is not a DIY job, so if I am going to that  
trouble and expense I
am going to have the best available to do this job.  So that means  
pulling the
engine and have a machine shop type engine rebuilder rework the lower  
because I believe you will find some wear differences between  
cylinders and
probably want to go undersized on all and check the crankshaft  
bearings also,
To me, that says do it when it needs it and don't take shortcuts.


> On Sun Nov 15 2009 2:20 AM, Brett  
> Dikeman<brett.dikeman at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 15, 2009 at 12:49 AM, Mike Fitton <rfitton at vt.edu> wrote:
>> So should I replace them just because? ?Is it time well spent or do I
>> run a serious risk of tossing my engine's salad by fixing something  
>> that
>> ain't broke?
> What little I've read says leave stock engines alone unless you
> absolutely need to, because rebuilt engines don't last nearly as long.
> Tolerances, materials, cleanliness, procedures, QA, etc. from the
> factory are better than almost any shop or DIYer.
> -B

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