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Originally Posted by WERK-I View Post
What's disconcerting is the engine stalled when the noise first appeared. That makes me lean towards a spun bearing, but you said you never went over 2500 RPM.
#3 or #6 are certainly the ones most prone to spin, I'm told. I span #6 bearing sub-3000 RPM in traffic, so it can be done.

About 1000 miles after an overrev, and I thought I'd dodged the bullet... A few weeks later still running great, shifted up into 3rd @ 40 MPH (915 box) and suddenly lost power when the clutch went home and I had to use surprising amounts of gas to prevent RPM dropping off. Then the scary noises started a few seconds later, when I was still thinking WTF?

The rod bolts can be over-stressed and just let go anytime afterwards they feel like, I think. My wrench says he's had 3.2's that just let go for no identifiable reason whatsoever (same crank, rods, bolts). I hate the factory rod bolts.
'77 S with '78 930 power and a few other things.

Last edited by spuggy; 10-03-2007 at 05:27 AM.. Reason: Fixed quote
Old 10-03-2007, 05:27 AM
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