<VV> RE: Greenbrier engine problems

UltraMonzaWest@aol.com UltraMonzaWest@aol.com
Wed, 11 Aug 2004 11:42:45 EDT

In a message dated 08/11/2004 6:53:17 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 
akinzelm@greatnortherncorp.com writes:

> Guys,
> We pulled the engine last night.  #5 &#6 rods were thrown; it looks as if 
> the rod bearings lost oil flow.
> This engine had not been run in a long while.  Do you think it is possible 
> some sludge in one of the galleries broke loose &plugged up something?  Or, is 
> it more likely that the oil level (being way low) starved those bearings?
> Thanks,
> Andy
The lack of oil sound most probable.....sludge plugging up...not likely.....

Rods thrown...but pistons OK?  why all the smoke???