Motor guru\'s rod help ?\'s I am in the process of putting a new crank in a buddies motor he lost a rod bearing. This is the worst I have ever dealt with very little bearing was left and the rod bore is slightly galled from running on it for a reasonable distance after it started to knock. Do rods get out of round if they were banging around in there for too long, and is that galling gonna be a problem, you can see it but just barley feel it. Can I just get a new rod and put it in to replace that one with out hurting the motor (not sure if the rotating assemble was balanced by the previous owner). And are 305 rods the same as in could I use one since I have a couple here. Or should I just put a new bearing in and hope for the best. Becuase if I have to take the rod out I will have to pull the head so I should just to a complete regasket if I have to go that far. But thats more than I really wanted to do at this point.