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Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: goodrich MI
My Ride: 85 laser
Engine: 2.5 hybrid
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Re: Build time!
The clevite bearings are too soft, always showing the copper even at low milage, I use bimetal like fedaral mogul or sealed power, every time ive used clevite bearings on a td this is what they look like and i for one dont like metal particles floating around in my engine, not to mention the added clearance that reduces oil pressure, stick with what was factory installed and proven on cars that have gone 200k plus miles.
And as far as boring .020 or .030 your only talking a half a cubic inch difference so just bore the minumum amount needed to get a nice bore and that way the block can be machined again later on down the road.
That crank journal looks rough to me but maybe its just the pic.
Also looks like some antifreeze burning in cyl 2 and 3