The first engine, I'm sure it was a cam bearing. I found metal in the oil but all the rod bearings looked good. When I was changing the cam in that engine I bumped the fender and the cam hit the bearing.
The second engine I'm sure was a rod bearing, hard to dispute that one. I suspect it was a bad prime on the oil pump and it was started to soon.
Third engine I was Mr. paranoid. I cranked it until the mechanical pressure gauge had full pressure
The reason I think it'* false knock is because I pulled timing from the problem area in excess of what I was reading and still got the same amount. I was down to single digit timing with no boost.
Each engine had different knock sensors. Only the PCM has a knock sensor that has not been changed. Bill and I have discussed this as a possibility a few times, but kept putting it off.
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