The oil galleys are pretty small.
Worse is that they know the paint can cause the issue, then they don't beat the Toyota techs over cleanliness, so the FRS peeps are finding sealant in their oil passages after their engines fail after the recall.
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At the toyota store I was at the top earning tech barely spoke a word to anyone unless he was asked for help, which he always did without complaint. He didn't smoke and never showed up late. Guess who got most of the big "customer pay" jobs like engine and transmission replacements?
Last edited by MAC; 03-14-2019 at 07:46 AM.
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Has anyone cut open an oil filter to see what’s in there? Chances are that if contaminated oil made it to bearings a least some of the debris made it into the filter media.
Silicone/RTV is deadly in a motor but if they did something stupid like powder coated valve springs that would likely be enough to do it.
Painting valve springs has been done at least as far back as the 60’s by GM...they typically would brush a faint stripe of yellow, purple, green to indicate spring strength. That was in a (relative to today) loose clearance engine—so in a modern tight-clearance engine with super lightweight oil....
Those rod bearings look insane.
That's "no oil whatsoever" cooked.. right?
The one pair that was destroyed sent metal through the system which scored the others.
So is this really a case of paint coming off the new springs, or some type of excessive assembly lube issue?
I always thought assembly lube was purposely made to NOT clog the engine - as in it became very thin (and even evaporated off?) once heated up.
Last edited by BRealistic; 03-15-2019 at 08:34 AM.
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