[urq] Bottom end rebuilt

Jim Haseltine jim_haseltine at ntlworld.com
Fri Apr 11 11:48:38 PDT 2008

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Louis-Alain Richard" <laraa at sympatico.ca>
> 2 - The old setup of the crank is 5 main bearings and a set of thrust
> washers. Both Clevite and F-M propose bearings with the thrust washer
> integrated into the #4 main bearing. Clevite says it would work with 
> either
> setup. Is this true ?

All the bearing sets that I've used over the last 10years have had the 
integral thrust bearings.

> 3- Is the oil pump a device that usually need replacement, as on the
> 'murican engines ? Is it replaceable in situ with the engine in the car if 
> I
> discover later that I should have replaced it now ?
I replace them if the engine has done more than 150K miles. Remove the back 
plate - if it's scored then replace the pump. You _can_ replace the pump 
with the engine in the car but it's not easy - I'd change it now.


Jim Haseltine

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