If it is a bent valve, the engine would not be running great, you would have loss of power and the idling would be erratic as one of the cylinders is not firing.
If bearing shavings are found in the oil filter, most likely one of more of the con-rod bearings ia/are bad. You should get the bearings checked immediately and if there are no major damage yet, replacing the bearings should solve the problem.
The longer you drag on, the more likely you are going to damage the engine and it could come to a stage where the engine has to be replaced as rebuilding might be too costly.
Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 AT 11:17 AM