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Old 01-04-2012, 04:03 PM
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It would sure be nice if the flywheel was the issue, however I failed to mention in the previous post that the oil is a nice silver metal flake now also. Pulled the dipstick and there was a thick coating of metal in the oil on dipstick. I run Mobile 1 and the oil still had a good viscosity to it just riddled with shavings. In the most likely event it's the crank, you are saying that line boring it is going to be necessary? Why? Because it most likely beat up the block near the main caps?
Balancer will not move in and out only left to right, leading me to believe that not all thrust bearings were affected. In the event I am lucky enough that it didn't completely beat the block up, do you think it would be worth a shot at just replacing the crank?
Thanks for your input.
WR
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