Anyone near Longview wa?

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    Johnnyrotten099 New Member

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    I will be looking at a 93 mtx emerald green with a 160k tomorrow. It was owned by a grandpa well maintained with all the paper work of routine maintenance. If it's in need a 60k I was wondering if anyone near my area would be willing to point me in the right direction while doing the tune up and replacing the rod bearings... I dont want to f*** something up I got all the tools, a garage, beer and dinner!
     
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    Hi.. I am from Vancouver wa, and have a green '93 ATX, Why in the world would that MTX need rod bearings? That is not something that ever fails in those unless it run dry at some point in its life. Clutch and tranee fails abound but the mechanical part of the engine very seldom.
     
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    FWIW when we did the rebuild of my '92 at ~200K miles, we did the rod bearings and there was some noticeable wear. Not knocking or anything. Car had synthetic oil and better filters from end of dealer warranty on. It had been driven in a spirited manner to several local autocross championships plus 3 or 4 track days, so we'll call it fairly heavy use, though otherwise easy freeway miles. But the loss of compression warranted the rebuild, and might as well do the bearings while you're in there.
    With great oil change documentation, and good compression, I'd say you could skip the rod bearings. But if it has to come out then might as well do them.
     
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    It runs like a top over ten years of maintenance records.. I was only interested in doing them because a lot of people's threads on a couple different forums said that it was common for them to go out. I will be sending a oil sample into Blackstone laboratories I guess that will tell me if it's something I should even worry about. It does seem like it's ready for the 60k though so that is something I'd be interested in doing. The only problem it has is a squeaky belt and I'm assuming the fuel pump is going out. It takes 6 plus seconds of cranking if you dont prime the fuel pump turning the ignition on and off a couple times.
     
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    Ok
    Thanks for the info!!!
     

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