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Myspeed123 07-22-2010 02:34 AM

End Play/Thrust washers
 
Okay so I got my engine all back together, and everything seemed fine, but my shaft end play is close to 1/4 inch. I can't figure out why. This is my odd question. When I tok the engine apart it only had two (2) thrust washer on the crank with no end play. I put two new ones in with the same spec, checked the end play before continuing, and put the engine back together. WTF!!!!!:vash: So now I'm back at square one removing the engine, but also looking for advice on what might have gone wrong?

Import Al 07-22-2010 02:47 AM

Have you pulled the oil pan to see if the new ones fell out?

Nearly 1/4" is no good.. Is this the end play with oil or dry?

johnmatt 07-23-2010 04:14 PM

Yea check to see if they fell out. Tricky little buggers to get to stay. Assembly lube holds them in pretty good

Aricjm15 07-23-2010 10:19 PM

make sure you used the one for the correct year also, they made a big change after 99 I thinks. This is a picture of what came out of my MSM vs what came with an ACL bearing set
http://a.imageshack.us/img96/7276/dsc01052kg.jpg

Import Al 07-23-2010 11:54 PM

^^^ Yup same thing happened with my last full bearing kit.

Is the one on the right a 1.6L or did NA 1.8's have smaller thrust washers too?

Aricjm15 07-24-2010 03:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Import Al (Post 606212)
^^^ Yup same thing happened with my last full bearing kit.

Is the one on the right a 1.6L or did NA 1.8's have smaller thrust washers too?

NA 1.8 had the same.

Myspeed123 07-28-2010 01:17 AM

Yep they fell out. Thank god I only drove it a little bit. No noticable wear, but I'll mice it out all the same

Myspeed123 08-25-2010 02:58 AM

any suggestions for a good kit?


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