Steve Morris Engines has a Lamborghini engine block in the shop and Steve demonstrates how heat can affect the clearances.
In many aspects of engine building, it is imperative to double check your measurements. Jeff of LinCo Diesel Performance shows you why this is the case when he went to change rod bearings.
Oil clearances will not always be the same for each application. It is up to engine builders to decide what your customer’s oiling needs will be.
It’s hard to believe that such small shell-shaped parts can be in charge of so much in the life of an engine, but that’s just the way it is.
Proper bearing clearance is a recipe that includes three key ingredients: the bearing, the crankshaft and oil.
What’s needed to keep the rotating assembly rotating? It’s a recipe that includes three key ingredients: the bearing, the crankshaft and the oil. But understanding the part each plays as part of this recipe is what’s needed to keep your engines’ bearings from failing.