01-21-2014, 08:52 PM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Georgetown, Guyana
#3 rod is fed through a drilling in the crank from one of the mains - I don't remember which, and I'm too lazy to go get a crank and check it, not that it makes a difference, all five mains are fed from the main oil gallery which is fed from the oil filter which I believe is roughly alongside #2).
If it was the #3 rod alone and there is no sign of galling on the #3 or #4 main, that would suggest either ...
a) an improperly selected or fitted rod bearing.
b) improper cleaning of the crank oil ways prior to reassembly.
Now - what puzzles me is this - how do you mistake a seized rod bearing for a frozen cam - slip the belt, rotate the cam, it either turns or it doesn't.
By the way - since you presumably have the head off - can the gasket go on wrong or not?
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