Fordmods Logo

noisy bearings 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 7 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: noisy bearings
Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:58 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 43

Posts: 906

Joined: 9th Aug 2005

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: EB2

Location: s.e suburbs
VIC, Australia

i know theres a sticky for oil but i just changed my oil 15-40 penrite and the oil pressure is low and the main bearings are noisy can i get some ideas on wot the right oil for this tired engine would be . worried its doing more damage need it to last as long as possible.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:49 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 34

Posts: 151

Joined: 27th Jan 2006

Ride: XD

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

what did you have in there before? if you can hear bearing noise then its definetly not good. try some 10w60 or "old engine" oil. I remember in my XD i had to run thick oil in the summer or it would start getting a little low on the pressure :O but it still went hard hehe :evil:

 

_________________

1997EL 5spd
mods: 2.5" redback catback, DBA slotted rotors, Pacemaker 4480's, Tint, K&N pod, 17" rims

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:28 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 54

Posts: 844

Joined: 12th Aug 2007

Gallery: 22 images

Ride: AU2 XR8 ute & 91 EA bitsa

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

You could also try Penrite 60W. It takes a bit more time to use than the lighter oils if the oil rings aren't sealing. I've used it in a worn out Hemi engine. It gets a bit hard to crank over if you leave the car outside in winter when the temperature drops to zero & below.

Can you get another secondhand motor? Or, is the car about ready for the scrap heap?

 

_________________

AU2 XR8 with Raptor VL, ported Yella Terra GT40P heads, Scorpion 1.6 RRs, XE264HR-14 Comp Cam, ceramic coated Hurricane Headers, 60lb injectors, Walbro 255, 200cfi cats, 3" exhaust & Snow Performance water methanol injection

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:37 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 43

Posts: 906

Joined: 9th Aug 2005

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: EB2

Location: s.e suburbs
VIC, Australia

was useing penrite hpr30 dosnt burn any oil well it is now with this oil and the oil pressure is really low its got a high volume oil pump about a year old and new bearings about the same age must be the crank thats stuffed.its 340k old engine still goes well .
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 3:47 am 
Smokin em up
Offline

Age: 34

Posts: 239

Joined: 20th Jan 2007

Ride: Custom Bedford, 79 Firebird

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

fellas, for all your older engines thicker oils are only going to help to an extent, get some PROMA (MBL from memory) into it asap. It is an anti friction addative, but also coats all moving parts, rebuilding them to their previous shapes/conditions and fills in scoring of cylinders (to an extent anyway)

PROMA is good for all heavy equiuptment/machinery as well as normal engines. I put it into all older engines i service with noticeable results.

For newer cars I use microglide, but this wont help older engines in the same ways.

You should be able to find someone that can get you PROMA, it's not store stocked though. Worst case scenario send me a PM and we'll arrange to send some over to you.


Good Luck

Happy Motoring

 

_________________

Wrecking BA lots of parts available Pictures and prices here
3 Decks with stackers PRICE DROP

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 10:25 am 
Moderator
Offline

Posts: 14513

Joined: 7th Nov 2004

Ride: ford falcon au3 xr8

Location: a shit suburb in sydney
NSW, Australia

if it was ok before you changed the oil i would go back to the hpr 30 or even hpr 40..

that just tells you that you have clearence issues in your bottom end.
and using thicker will help.
but sooner or later your going to need a re-build.
i had the same issues with my old engine and i started using hpr 50..
and it came good but it only lasted another 12 months of hard driving before it did die..
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:24 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 43

Posts: 906

Joined: 9th Aug 2005

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: EB2

Location: s.e suburbs
VIC, Australia

think the crank is buggered put new bearings in about a year ago will get some thicker oil and see wot happens ,where would i go looking for that PROMA stuff worth a try .dont have money for a rebuild .
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 7 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 13 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:07 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names