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Old 11-09-2011, 11:18 AM   #1
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I think I hear a rod bearing does that mean the previous owner did not maintain the pony properly
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Re: Rod bearing

Before any panic, I would do some preventive maintenance. Unless it's an ungodly knock which I would think would be throwing codes before it dies.
Seafoam the upper intake manifold. Put one can in gas tank too. Plugs, fuel filter, correct weight oil and filter.
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Re: Rod bearing

if tits a rod bearing there's no saving it ,it'll get worse ....
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Re: Rod bearing

depending on the severity and condition of the journals, you could drop the oil pan and change the bearings. some people get lucky like that.
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Re: Rod bearing

Wow, thats a scary thought, amount of neglect or circumstances to get to that condition.
I personally would do what I always do anyhow- Seafoaming the upper intake manifold is a huge preventive maintenance need. It eliminates knock, O2 codes, lean mixture codes, and mpg rise Big Time-
-Seafoam full can in gas tank, full can pulled into vacuum line.
-fuel filter replaced until fuel is clear colored
-copper plugs for best diagnosis performance
-clean air filter/MAF sensor
-pcv valve
-EGR hose connections tight (all three of them)
-I have been using (300K miles) Mobil1 Extended Service Oil. I use Amsoil Ea Oil Filters, Royal Purple, K&N, Mobil1, all make great filtrating filters.
Do yourself a huge favor and suck a can of Seafoam slowly into intake right through pcv valve with a drinking straw- Easiest way- Good Luck!
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