<VV> Removing piston connecting rod caps & journal care
Chaz at ProperProper.com
Wed Nov 10 00:27:31 EST 2010
I may have misspoken when I said "file down the journal" when I meant "sand down" or something less potential dangerous.
I got the 2000 grit wet-or-dry paper since it was the finest I could find, but since have heard that 600 would be sufficient ?
If the 2000 removes it, I'll stop there, and get coarser if needed, up to maybe 600.
Thanks for the help trying not to make this job any bigger than it already has been !!!! (It started out as a tune-up !)
----- Original Message -----
From: Tony Underwood
To: Charles Lee
Cc: virtualvairs at corvair.org
Sent: Tuesday, November 09, 2010 8:12 PM
Subject: Re: <VV> Removing piston connecting rod caps & journal care
At 05:33 PM 11/9/2010, Charles Lee wrote:
On #3 (the problem cylinder in my case) I noticed a tiny nick in the
journal, that I can barely feel only with my fingernail about 1/2" CCW from
the oil hole (looking forward).
In either case, is this fatal ? or can it be filed down (as recommended by
NAPA) leaving a slight low spot ?
NAPA says to file down a nick? WTF?? NO do not touch the crank with a file, ever.
Use 600 grit wet-or-dry sandpaper with your favorite brand of penetrating oil and polish until the nick is gone.
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