VWVortex.com - big end bearings losing their tension
Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Results 1 to 3 of 3

    Thread: big end bearings losing their tension

    1. 12-01-2019 03:26 PM #1
      so done an engine swap over the weekend, and upon stripping the old one down I find the rod shells are loose what would be causing this??? no low oil pressure or strange noises prior to strip down. excessive oil temps or just high mileage maybe???

    2. Remove Advertisements

      Advertisements
       

    3. 12-01-2019 06:48 PM #2
      I never really thought about it but I suspect the constant pounding on the bearing along with the heat allows the backing material to take a shape.

    4. 12-01-2019 06:55 PM #3
      I guess so. that's the second 1.8 iv'e stripped down and found this. no sign of any damage, just the shells fell out very easily. I guess when they're torqued up they can't really go anywhere. will be getting new ones anyway if need be.

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •