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tacoboy
04-25-2010, 11:26 AM
I spun another rod bearing 3.75 KM's into my maiden voyage. Aparently the crank surface was far more worn down then I had first expected (when I spun the bearing due to an oil leak last season). So, New crank, new bearings, but do I need to replace the rod as well? It's scored from the bearing spinning, but its not a bearing surface. Will it crush and hold fine, or will the scores make it out of round and cause another bearing to spin?

Thoughts?

renegade_ewok
04-25-2010, 11:35 AM
Replace the rod if there is even a question. Why gamble?

stunnaben
04-25-2010, 11:39 AM
^ U can have them honed and run a larger bearing size.... but like he said, why take the risk?

tacoboy
04-25-2010, 11:51 AM
Well, if I can get away with it I'd like too. Means I wont have to take the whole top end apart, but I mean, now is the time to do it. Either of you have spare s13 rods kicking around?