anyone know were to get GOOD quality rod bearings? u might have seen my post were i just hit 100K last friday, well, this mornig on my way into work i had a rod bearing fail on me. i didnt throw the rod. funny thing is im using mobil 1 full synthetic and i only have 4800 miles on the oil! anyway! i dont really want to go oem as i just got a price of 98 bucks a set here locally, so if anyone knows a good quality set of rod bearings, let me know. QUALITY is NUMBER 1!
IPP has Togas HP bearings. Fourgreen has Oem bearings.
Advise; before purchasing a set of bearings you will need to remove the crancksahft and make sure that just a standard bearing replacemnt will do the fix. I bet that if you use a micrometer you'll find some wear and you'll need to rectify it. Just my 2 cents.
Also for the future here is how a maintain mine and the results:
Mine, 134k miles on the clock, never opened, severely abused when N/A, 2?k miles turboed with a ****ed up A/F mix and not even a click.
Slick 50 HP syntetic- every 25k miles
Syntetic oil 10w-30/5w-30 with pure one oil filter-every 3 months or 3k miles
Techron-every 5 kmiles on a full tank
ya, im starting to believe that this was satatoged. i left it in my shop over the weekend while i borrowed a 2009 scion xb. thier is one guy im thinking put something in the oil. rod bearings just dont spin for no reason! im ASE certifeid, i work for an automotive dealer. i change my oil every 5000 miles with mobil 1 full synthentic,been doing this since i bought the car at 70K, 2 and half years ago. i dont see how mobil one would let me down!
and ya, i just got done tearing it apart, and its gonna have to be torn down. the crank and a couple rods need to be sent to a machine shop and get worked on.