So Phillip and Jason worked the day on this sick puppy. Those are the original rusty fuel tanks but if you look to the right the motor and transmission are out.The coach came in on Capt. Hook after developing some low end knocking. Immediatly shut down, Phillip have broken down the motor to see what happenedPulling the oil pan then the rod bearing caps u can see the scoring on #’s 3&4heres a little better picand the bearings tell the tale, here is 1 good bearing and 2 from #3&4so now the question and I can hear you asking…..why? I get that all the time….Why! Look, it’s a 45 year old machine, that is an original….never rebuilt, plastic tooth timing chain motor that given its all. It really doesn’t need a reason but in this case, the carbon crud that fell out of the oil pump pickup kinda blows the mysterythe big chunks fell out when the pump was taken off. The bottom of the oil pan solves it for surethat slime sludge did the deed…….the pickup screen finally clogged, cutting oil first to the bottom of the motor. Bet the oil gauge didn’t drop til the damage was done…..the oil sender is on the top of the motor!This is a good core, the crank will probably clean up 30 over and be good for another build…… Was the crud from bad maintenance? Nope, that stuff is carbon deposits that were probably formed on the bottom of the turkey tray. Carbon buildup because of our concave intake manifolds. Its an none rebuilt original motor with all the Crap buildup that finally chocked it off. Have YOU checked the sludge in your oil pan…….have you pulled up the intake, block the exhaust crossovers, dump the turkey tray and get all those Keebler carbon cookies outa there!
Its easy to look at the oil pressure gauge and dip your oil and think all is good………it may not be ok.
See ya tomorrow