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Lost con-rod bearings, Last night on the way home from work

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I cought a piece of road shrapnel that cut into my oil cooler line, in a matter of 45 seconds oil pressure was down to zero while I was trying to get over off of the toll road. I had imediately kicked the car out of gear and was reaching for the key to shut it off. As soon as I heard the CLACKING noise I knew it was toast. Towed the car home. I pulled the pan off last night, and the bearing caps and was suprised to see no damage to the crank. Wow, the bearings were varnished up, but didn't look bad, I ordered new mains and con-rod bearings just to be safe. The cam looks fine as does the oil pump, pistons go up and down no scores visible from below.

Can any one think of anything else that should be checked out after this mess?

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Guest Anonymous

it was caused by road debris--same as losing a windshield to a rock or panel damage from a chunk of truck tire. Worth a call to your ins company...

Mike

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.twice actually, but in each case the oil leak was so slight, that it wasn't apparent until I came out and looked at the car the next day.

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Guest Anonymous

If it's got metal chips in it, I'd look closely everywhere to find the wear.

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It throws little bearing metal crap all through the passages in the

block... oil filter... oil cooler.. CLEAN!! I mean unless you want

to run that bearing material right back through the system ur

rockers are probably fine.... they can run for a while wihout oil..

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Small particles of metal made it thru the oil filter and into the oiling system... Not nice.

Check if you have any metal debris in the oil pan. If so, you might have to hot tank the motor to clean it from any debris. One piece of metal could block an oil passgae. Not good.

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