Oldsmobile 307 V8 Build Part 5
Taking out the pistons led me to discover that the bearing and crank shaft are damage far far beyond any hope of repair. One bearing was so bad that it ate itself away, as well as the crank shaft to a measurable degree. I've never seen something this bad, and can't believe the owner got this far without thinking the clunks they are hearing where bad.
1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass Salon - 307 Olds V8 - True Dual Exhaust w/ IMCO Mufflers @ Idle
1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass Salon 307 Olds V8 (5.0 L) Engine THM200-4R Transmission True dual Exhaust w/ IMCO Performance mufflers Everything else is stock Still running the original GM 7.5" 10-bolt open differential w/ the 2.41:1 gear ratio until I get a chance to swap in my 4.10:1 Posi setup. (Originally equipped w/ a 3.8 L V6 and a THM200C)
ROD KNOCK!!! What it looks like inside the engine.
Check out rod bearings and pictures on Amazon HERE: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007P73RZQ/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=U TF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B007P73RZQ&linkCode=as2&tag=httpww wyou00f-20 ROD KNOCK!!! What it looks like inside the engine. How to determine if you have rod knock by taking off the oil pan. This car is a 1996 Toyota Paseo 1.5 liter. The oil circuit for cylinder one got a piece of foil blocking it. The connecting rod on that cylinder died an ignominious death.
86 Buick Regal 307 Olds Engine
I put Flowtech headers that I had to fabicate to fit and still have a ram forced against the left header to keep it off the starter. Note to 86 Gbody owners with a 307 don't buy these headers.They don't fit.