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Choosing Crank Bearings For 3.6

Since I made the decision to purchase a set of Pauter rods for my 3.6 DE engine the next question that came up is what bearings to choose for this motor?

The car is street driven to the tracks and also used for early Sunday morning romps. So the engine see's double duty. I've driven as far as 12 hours to VIR and as close as 5 to WGI. I thought this info. might be important. Yes, I need to get a trailer....soon.

What type of bearings do I choose? Glyco or Porsche standard shells? Any other options out there?

Thanks,

Dan
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Since I made the decision to purchase a set of Pauter rods for my 3.6 DE engine the next question that came up is what bearings to choose for this motor?

The car is street driven to the tracks and also used for early Sunday morning romps. So the engine see's double duty. I've driven as far as 12 hours to VIR and as close as 5 to WGI. I thought this info. might be important. Yes, I need to get a trailer....soon.

What type of bearings do I choose? Glyco or Porsche standard shells? Any other options out there?

Thanks,

Dan
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Call Brian Pauter he will tell you what is the right bearings to use .
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Thanks Steve, will do.




SDA, sound advise. Will investigate further with Brian. Thanks!


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Pantera,

If you don't mind sharing, please let us know what you went with and why. I would appreciate it, and I think other fellow Pelicans would too.

Thanks.
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Hi AlfonsoR, sorry usually I like to follow up but have been side tracked. Here's what I know thus far:

1) Spoke to Steve Weiner and some other talented engine builders in the Hi Performance automotive industry and the general consensus is the Calico coated bearings are the gold standard of engine bearings. They appear to be standard withe nitros engine builders because of the abuse they will take at high oil temps. There are many other cost benefits listed in the Smart catalogue.

2) Communicated with Brian from Pauter Rods. Nice guy and answered all my questions. His standard off the shelf rods use standard OEM Porsche bearings with the big ends machined to the middle of the road bearing specs so no additional machine work needed to resize for the Porsche bearings.

3) OEM Porsche bearings are a good bearing. Many engine builders have no issues using them.

I'm leaning towards using the Smart Calico bearings but need to find out how much extra thickness the Calico film adds to the bearing. If I need to resize the Pauter rods to gain rod clearances I may just go OEM.

Dan

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