after running the engine for like 30 minutes on the street, i noticed a light knock.
i tried locating it and after pulling wires, 1 at a time, i found the number 2 cylinder to be the problem.
i remember that the same rocker (full roller)wont getting any oil at all, the other rockers were like some get oil some a lot.
so i think the lifters are shot, (the lifters and cam werent new, like 250 miles old or so, i took em out of my other engine)
I hope i can just replace the rod bearing because i dont think the crankshaft is shot.
i noticed the knock very early.
i had a lot of detonation during driving, would that mess up the bearing, or is 30 minutes way to short to ruin a bearing?
oil pressure is excellent.
i will get a new cam and lifters, and thereby get rid of the oil consumption problem.
im happy its a bearing all the way to the front of the engine, i think ill just cut my oilpan and weld it back on it after replacing the bearing. (i dont want, and can, pull the engine again).
-what do you think?
-lack of oil at the rockers are bad lifters?
-could get away with just a new rodbearing and keep the crank as is? (i will find out soon enough when i take the rod off ofcourse).
1 more thing, i did make a big mistake by taking a stroker crank from Eagle (hardened i believe) assuming it was externally balanced, and put on extern balanced flexplate and balancer.
But i red in a catalog that all the hardened Eagle strokers are internally balanced!
its shaking , mostly at 2500rpm, i messed around with the counterweight on the balancer to see if i could make it less worse, it helped a little.
so i used extern. balanced flywheel and balancer on a intern. balanced crank
can i grind off the counterweight on the flywheel and get another balancer?
i WILL refuse to take off the transmission or lift the engine, it allready costed me way too much money, time, and health.
any suggestions are very welcome, ill give this car 1 more chance to do what i want it to do.
If not, the scrapyard will have 1 camaro for free...