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    2002 GTX 185 engine locked

    This weekend I finally got around to tearing out the engine and find out why the engine will not turn over.

    There was a lot of metal in the oil filter, and I found that the first cylinder had a rod bearing fail. There was chunks of metal in the oil pan. The piston skirt contacted the cylinder wall.

    The other two cylinders had great looking bearings and pistons.

    Is this a common issue for rod the rod bearings to fail? Is there something I can do to help in the future for better oiling?

    What should I upgrade now that I have the whole engine apart?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mulderab2 View Post
    This weekend I finally got around to tearing out the engine and find out why the engine will not turn over.

    There was a lot of metal in the oil filter, and I found that the first cylinder had a rod bearing fail. There was chunks of metal in the oil pan. The piston skirt contacted the cylinder wall.

    The other two cylinders had great looking bearings and pistons.

    Is this a common issue for rod the rod bearings to fail? Is there something I can do to help in the future for better oiling?

    What should I upgrade now that I have the whole engine apart?

    Throw it away and get a newer running machine..

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    They have a problem with sc washers breaking and contaminating the oil...that is why they spin a rod bearing...they have bad exhaust valves...is the main problem
    ..fix it...

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    You sure its a 2002 GTX 185, because they did not come out until 2003 model year. whats hte last 2 digits of the HID

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    Your correct 2003. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mulderab2 View Post
    Your correct 2003. Thanks

    After spending a couple thousand dollars on it, let us know how many hours you get out of it before it goes BOOOM again? These engines are throw away when done.

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