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      07-10-2017, 12:42 AM   #1
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Engine failure after bearing replacement ?

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Hi guys,

I know the RB topic has been covered many times and clearly there are many damaged engines that have been attributed (i'm not judging the accuracy of this) to the RB's.

I was wondering if there are any that have changed their RB's and then had an engine failure subsequent to this ?

If there is not, I would say its fairly cheap insurance given the alternative!
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Yep. A few guys have had main bearing failures quite soon afterwards.
Having said that, it appears to be very very uncommon judging by this forum results alone.

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Yep. A few guys have had main bearing failures quite soon afterwards.
Having said that, it appears to be very very uncommon judging by this forum results alone.

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Are these the ones due to installation issues ? I read a few of those, but haven't found any that was due to the bearings per say. Though maybe its just too early for this to have happened ?
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Very possibly. There are 2 I know of that haven't had a proximate cause detailed as yet.
It seems that the likelihood of post failure due to the bearings themselves failing seems to be extremely low on the probability side.
For the relatively small cost it's not a bad thing to do if you are at all worried about it
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Yep. A few guys have had main bearing failures quite soon afterwards.
Having said that, it appears to be very very uncommon judging by this forum results alone.

Craig
Main bearing failure should be unrelated to changing the rod bearings.
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