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Shavings in the crank

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by FMJ, Feb 10, 2005.

  1. FMJ

    FMJ Registered Member

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    I put my 440 together recently, thought i did everything right and kept it clean...but, I took one of the rod caps off to double check it was on right and i noticed grooves running down the middle. So, I decided to tear the engine down again becuase I thought i wasn't clean enough and i was worried about it. Come to find out when i get the rods off, there are still shavings inside the oil passages of the crank...WTF. I had a crank grind and polish and stuff but i sat there and waited while it was hot tanked...I'm going to go talk to the machinist tomarrow and see what he says. Surprisingly i'm not that mad.
     
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    TWISTEDJACK 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    You still have to clean the oil passages even after it is hot tanked.
     
  3. FMJ

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    that would of been nice to know.
     
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    Clean EVERYTHING before reassembly....NOW YOU KNOW :waytogo:
     
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    I find that i learn from my own mistakes way to often.
     
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    Makes you better than most then....
     
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    be grateful ya found it now. :D
     

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