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What are these metal pieces in my oil pan?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by dremu, Feb 5, 2007.

  1. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Though I do not claim to be a motor guru, I believe it is safe to say that these should not be there. ;) :doah:

    So, any ideas on what they are, 'fore I tear the whole freakin' thing down? Spark plug provided for size reference. One big chunk, and a bunch of little ones that, while curved, are also tapered in on the end like the tines of a fork.

    I presume they were a sleeve or bearing or something in a past life, before whatever bad thing happened, unless somebody stuck a fork into the engine :eek1:

    Any pointers on what to go looking for appreciated.

    http://www.slosh.com/ck5/uhoh.jpg

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    Hey man you found my fork, I've been looking for it.
     
  3. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    You have a small mouth. :)

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    yeah, i think you have a connecting rod getting up close and personal with your crank. dead bearing. i'd use the truck to hold down the driveway until i rebuilt the bottom end or just swapped the engine. my 2 cents.
     
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    The one large piece looks a little like part of a rod bearing, but still seems small. They are magnetic, and not piston pieces?

    I wish I could help you more, can't think of anything else off the top of my head that looks like that in an engine.

    I got a couple of weird pieces in my oil filter that I cut off too...very fine thread, somewhat metallic, brown, somewhat looks similar to hardened JB weld. Nothing in my engine would look like that either lol.
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    They are ferrous, yes. Are pistons aluminum, or magnetically dead or something?

    :doah: Karnak The Invincible sees a motor tear down in my future.

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    LINK no work ???
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Works for me and others. OTOH, see attached.

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    uhoh.jpg
     
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    Don't worry, that's not an oil pan...it's a bed pan,...those parts wont hurt your bed pan at all.
     
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    Pistons are aluminum, bearings are steel and brass I think.

    Those pieces look like a very dead bearing to me.
     
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    i would have to say those are definately a bearing, just saw that a few months ago in my friends 350.

    did you hear the engine making any noises at all?
     
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    Looks like a bearing to me.
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    Bearing material would be non-ferrous though correct? Aren't they typically made of babbit?

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    all the bearings ive ever seen are aluminum, copper and babbit.
     
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    Was the motor knocking? Useually bearing material that comes out is rough and burnt. Motor should have a good knocking noise also. By the shape of them ,it looks like it could almost be valve springs.
     
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    I didn't hear this one run 'fore I got it ... long story, but it was allegedly good.

    Valve springs, interesting. ::shrug:: I also found a visibly bent pushrod, so I've got my work cut out for me :)

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    I was thinking valve spring dampers - the coils made of flat material that they put inside the main spring. If it is a bearing I would guess that it may be a cam bearing walking out and getting shredded, or the thrust bearing is getting torn up. In any case it is bad and you need to take a peek inside :eek1:
     
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    The tapered pieces are definately inner damper springs.
     
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    the big piece looks like a bearing, my bearings where steel liner with cooper and babit, when I torched my motor and had 2 bearing showing only steel liners.
     
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    I'm in class right now and I showed my teacher the picture...he said the same exact thing by just looking at the pic...he said that he thinks its a cam bearing walking out and getting chewed up...also look at how uniform the pieces are...
     

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