- Nov 29, 2012
So after finally figuring out what block I actually have and continuing with the disassembly I have found myself wondering what to do with the crank and bearings. My original plans were to just reseal the engine, but as anyone else would probably do I decided to remove a rod cap and look ant the bearing and journal. I do see some slight wear but not grooves or copper showing on bearing faces, also crank journal does look smooth. The oil pan did reveal a small amount of gray material. The oil pickup tube have some debris in it but wasn't plugged, (parts cleaner flowed easy through it). If this was a small block Chevy I wouldn't be concerned, but I've read that our V6's are a lot more critical. I'm thinking I should just bite the bullet and pull the crank to have it checked and polished or cut and just replace the bearings. Any thoughts?