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Old 11-16-2012, 09:56 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by lcoleman View Post
Were any of the bolts loose on the other caps?

You need to pull the oil pan because you don't know if you have issues on the bottom end as well. If the cam bearings look that bad, you may have issues with main and rod bearings too....assuming it's an oil-pressure-related problem. I would look, if only for peace of mind.
Especially with the swarf from those knackered bearings floating around in the oil. That metal had to go somewhere and it has to go via the sump before it gets to the oil filter.
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