Yes I would be removing the heads, check everything the by word is clean! I would change the oil & filter as well, because if swarf is the problem it may have beeb flushed into the block by now, I would look around for an oil flushing compound and make sure that you are happy that all is clean. I would be checking the oil pressure when you start up again, check the specks before starting and if there is any problem with oil pressure shut down and re think things, best to be safe then sorry. As for the cam bearings, yes cam bearings are just about a thing of the past now, with high quality oils and close tollarance machining, the head parent material is the bearing surface. Some cars only have a machined surface on the top shell, and use the pressure of the valves to hold the cam off the lower surface, this is cheap and works very well, my Aussie built ford has this set up and has done over 400,000 Kms no problems.
Monday, August 20th, 2007 AT 5:21 PM