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Recommend main and rod bearings?

Scullies Feb 27, 2013

  1. Scullies

    Scullies Well-Known Member

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    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 :laugh:
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2013
  2. Scullies

    Scullies Well-Known Member

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    Is no one brave enough to recommend bearings :cool:

    I won't hold you to it.
     
  3. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

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    I'm on OEM, run them and dismantled to inspect and all was well
     
  4. s3dave

    s3dave TFSI Hybrid Supporter

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    Ive got the calico race series, 10k since engine build and no issues..
     
  5. Scullies

    Scullies Well-Known Member

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    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
     
  6. Andrew@A.L.D

    Andrew@A.L.D May add NOS to 600+bhp S3.

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