Dirt is the major enemy on engine rebuilding. You can use a plastigage to read the clearance and then decide to go undersize bearings. No funds -like back in the old days we'll use leather instead of bearings for quick fix for DIY's.
You need to investigate why those bearings when bye-bye. Might be a bent crank, taper or out of round. Best fix is to get a crank kit.
Thursday, January 4th, 2007 AT 4:37 AM