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Old 10-19-2007, 08:37 PM   #11
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That don't look too damn good. Think the gaskets didn't seat well and caused a coolant leak??
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I hate to say this, But I think thats bearing material.. That doesn't look good...And Boy do I hope I'm wrong


Just being Curious... What did the Cam Lube look like? And did you change the oil shortly after the motor had run a few hours?

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I've got faith Intense installed things just fine. I'm parking this thing indefinitely and we'll see what the oil analysis says.

I'm probably a dumbass for throwing on a K&N filter and pouring in Mobil 1 before looking at the old stuff.
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Old 10-19-2007, 08:55 PM   #14
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I'm sure Intense did it right too, but as long as it'* not knocking it may just need some bearings. I'm no expert in bottom ends but if your oil pressure is good and you didn't hear a knock it may not be that bad. Keep you head up man, all we can do sometimes is just roll with the punches.

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Old 10-20-2007, 03:56 AM   #15
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welcome to the club of failed l67'* bob

if u need a hand with it, just shoot me a pm. i live like 5 min away anyways lol
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Old 10-20-2007, 01:35 PM   #16
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That don't look too damn good. Think the gaskets didn't seat well and caused a coolant leak??
My coolant level took a while to stabilize but I assumed it was maybe due to the last remaining air working its way out over the first week or two. Since then I haven't been losing any (that I'm aware of anyway). The test results should tell me if there'* coolant in there.

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Just being Curious... What did the Cam Lube look like? And did you change the oil shortly after the motor had run a few hours?
I have no idea about the cam lube since I wasn't actually in the shop when Intense put it in. I got a "Dino Rinse" and then they put the usual synthetic back in so I assumed I was good to go for the regular interval again. Now I wish I would have changed my oil again when I got home just as an additional precautionary measure.


John, depending what I decide to do I might need some assistance. I'll let ya know! I'm gonna sit back and really think what I want to do now though.
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Bob...

Get off your butt and get back to work. Walmart is your first stop for two 5 quart containers of SuperTech synthetic oil at $13 each. Then get two nice cheap AC Delco filtters.

If any thing wore in or whatever got into it..then it'* still there. My local GP guys swear by putting in the cam..running it for max of 5 minutes and changing the oil. Because what you see...is normal. Then change the oil and filter...drop fresh oil and filter in it and run it for 10 min.. and change it. Now...what do you see?

Change it all one last time and put whatever you want to use for oil and filter on it. Run it for 200 miles. If you make that w/o any loss of oil pressure, then it'* probably just some gunk that got into the oil or some material that wore off the new parts.
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Thanks, Bill. I'll give that a shot. What'* to lose aside from the cost of some more oil? I'll run this Mobil1/K&N for a little bit and see what comes out the drain plug...

It just kinda makes me sick that I was running oil that looked like THAT for 3000 fricking miles. Or maybe it took 3000 to get like that, but whatev.


Side note...I've been lazy and already have like four 5qt containers sitting in my garage. I think I need to take it to a disposal place, no??
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I have about 7 containers I need to take to Advance for disposal.

Also, I did my LIMs 2 weekends ago. Put in new oil afterwards. Had about 800 miles on the oil when I changed it 2 days ago. I just checked my oil and I can see a small amount of fine sparkles too! But I can't see how I have a bearing problem. My oil pressure is also perfect, and hasn't changed since I did the gaskets.

I am still curious about mine, and will change the oil in another couple weeks. I was getting KR at 35mph today, all day but it has to be fuel related since my LTFTs were at 11-14 at the time I was getting the KR. So that'* a whole different issue I have to figure out.

I hope you don't have to replace a motor Bob!
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Do I see metal flecks in your oil or is it time for my meds?
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