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Are My Conrods Worn Too Much

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#1 Cmontgomeryc


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 10:54 AM

Currently stripping a metro block (first time) the shells appear to be scored so I will obviously replace after a regrind, I'm wondering if this is normal wear on the Conrod itself? Any info would be greatly appreciated cheers

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 10:58 AM


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 11:02 AM


Have you tried cleaning it off?

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 12:08 PM

Edited your title for you.

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 01:02 PM

I doubt they'll 'wear' but they do get out of shape.


As a part of normal engine reconditioning, I always have the rods reconditioned, and that includes a close an hone of the big ends to get them back in shape and on size.

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 01:02 PM

That looks pretty normal for a used connecting rod. That isn’t really wear per say. To know if your connecting rod needs to be reconditioned you need to have it measured for roundness and diameter. Sometimes they are ok and other times they need attention. Unless the bearing has spun in the rod or something else catastrophic happens to it, you can’t tell visually if the rod is ok to use. Over the lifetime of an engine there is a lot of stress put on the rod and they can get a bit egg shaped. This is easily corrected by an engine machine shop if needed.

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