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    Recommend main and rod bearings?

    I would like to know what bearing shells you guys use for your BT setups?

    I used ACL calico bearings first time round and I am a little worried to use them again. Maybe some other issues caused the one rod bearing to spin as I have not found anything wrong that could explain the death of my engine.

    They are also pretty expensive compared to OEM bearing shells.

    Can OEM bearings handle 8k+ rpm, occasionally
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    Is no one brave enough to recommend bearings

    I won't hold you to it.

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    I'm on OEM, run them and dismantled to inspect and all was well
    RIP S3dave/David Marshall stickers now available
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    Sparco Torino 2 sport seats, None resonated Milltek exhaust,
    Adjustable FPR from 1-5 bar, 2 sets of Unused ARP 3/8 2000 rod bolts, relentless 200 cell cat pipe, Std AGU Crankshaft. Ported & Reconditioned Cylinder head service.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scullies View Post
    Is no one brave enough to recommend bearings

    I won't hold you to it.
    Ive got the calico race series, 10k since engine build and no issues..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew@A.L.D View Post
    I'm on OEM, run them and dismantled to inspect and all was well
    Andrew, are you going to use new OEM bearings when you reassemble the engine?

    i have seen a couple threads on the interweb, where people have spun calico bearings, but haven't found anyone that's spun an OEM after such a short period. I know it could be user fault.
    still searching though

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    Yep all new bearing from Audi dealers
    RIP S3dave/David Marshall stickers now available
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    Sparco Torino 2 sport seats, None resonated Milltek exhaust,
    Adjustable FPR from 1-5 bar, 2 sets of Unused ARP 3/8 2000 rod bolts, relentless 200 cell cat pipe, Std AGU Crankshaft. Ported & Reconditioned Cylinder head service.

 

 

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