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Old 10-01-2009, 09:19 AM   #1
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New Main/Rod Bearings...what to do?

If this is in the wrong place mods please move and accept my apologies...

Here is the issue, my oil light has begun to flicker when RPM's dip below about 700 and at a complete stop glows solid. It was mentioned here that it may be an indication that my main/rod bearings may be going. I have not verified this as of yet but the engine does sound a bit different, kind of like it has a bit more chatter than usual. My question is if that is the case what would be the best route to go when replacing the main/rod bearings? Currently I am running the JRSC with BBk and WMI. I have the FR head which has been decked .040. I don't really plan on taking this any further like a procharger or going turbo...I'm fine with my current setup. Replace with stock parts, upgrade, replace anything else???? Never been this route before with internals so any help, input, ideas would be appreciated.


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700 is to low rpm , have your tuner raise the idle to about 9 to 950 , I would also check the tune to see if you have any knock , I will be glad to look at a log if you want to send one
I would also look in your filter , if bearings are going bad you will have a good bit of brass in the oil and filter

If you have bad bearings this is not common for the Zetec and something has caused it

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Old 10-01-2009, 08:52 PM   #3
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there is a company that you can send your oil to and they can test it and if they do find metal they can diagnose exactly whats wrong by what the make up of the metal is---- ill look into gettin you the name of the company- it could save you alot of headache
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Send your oil to them, that will tell you if you need bearings.
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You dont need to send your oil to a lab to find out if you need bearings , it will be very clear to you will juat checking the oil and opening the oil filter

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You dont need to send your oil to a lab to find out if you need bearings , it will be very clear to you will juat checking the oil and opening the oil filter

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i agree......i have seen this before. just check the oil........if in doubt.....use a magnet also!
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yeah but if you suspect something is going on they can guide you to the cause---
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