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Re: type3-d Digest V2005 #54

A bum rod bearing will only last a couple weeks... bad mains will last
several thousand miles... but with EATHER one thing that will tell you FOR
SURE is that when a pressure fed bearing is bad, it will rattle/knock MUCH
worse when you first start the car... the a couple seconds later when the
oil pressure comes up the noise will go away or get much quieter.  Usually,
youll hear bearing noise on startup long before you hear them hot.  Bearing
noise is a deep knock... not rattle, sounds like a fan housing issue from
what your saying here.. perhaps a loose housing bolt or damage from the
accident. as you stated
> That's why I wrote in, it just seems the car wouldn't have lasted this
> long with that kind of a problem.  You know, to me, it sounds like the
> noise is coming from the area of the generator, not within the engine
> itself.  And it sounds more like a rattle than a knock, like something
> in the generator/pulley/fan area is loose.  It's been doing this quite a
> while, and I seem to remember it starting after I got rear-ended (about
> 2 years ago) and somethng broke off the fan area and ended up in the big
> rubber boot.  A circular flat piece of metal about 3" across with a 1"
> hole in the middle.

Yes indeed!  a properly calibrated gauge will tell you alot about the
condition of your engine. You want a 100psi gauge with a 270 degree sweep,
so you can get accurate readings in the 10-40lb range.


> Lloyd says I should buy a pressure gauge---that it will show if the oil
> pressure is too low, and that means it needs to be rebuilt.  So, if the
> pressure is OK, does that mean it's not the rods/bearings?  Is there a
> certain size of gauge I need to get, or are they all the same?
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