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Re: stupid question on rod bearing (archive)

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Posted by ///M on January 14, 2002 at 14:34:12:

In Reply to: stupid question on rod bearing posted by nathan on January 13, 2002 at 04:45:04:

The oil starved rod bearing gets pounded to the point that it becomes thin or breaks apart. The extra clearance allows the piston at the other end of the rod to extend further up the cylinder bore than normal. Clearance between the piston, head and closing exhaust valves is so close that they meet. Destruction ensues.

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