Drives like an old man
I'm looking for the replacement cost of oil bearings but am having some trouble locating them....😉
I'm not so sure that's totally correct, but I'm no expert. Hoping others will weigh in here.… These readings are very good. I am assuming this is good news and means my bearings are good. … I'm thinking as long as I use thicker oil and pressures stay this good there is no reason for a bearing replacement.
Ya you may buy some time with thicker oil and frequent changes but the damage is done.
How much time???? No one can say.
Surely not reliable 😐
You'll have oil pressure until too much material is gone and then you won't. I don't think you're quite understanding here... please read this out loud, then write it down by hand and then read it out loud to yourself again... ready? Here we go: The gold stuff is NOT bearing material! It is softer. It will wear away MUCH faster than the bearing would. It is a sign of extreme internal wear caused by the loss of oil pressure. When it does go, it will likely be catastrophic. 30 seconds of no oil pressure was enough to significantly damage your engine and the gold flakes are evidence of that! Your engine is going to fail, sometime, somewhere and it you let it fail it'll likely be completely shot.Thank you for your write up. This is very informative but does not explain why I have perfect oil pressure.
Hahahaha - nope. You won't save it. It'll go: rattle.. rattle.. Rattle RAttle RATTLE RATTLE RATTLE BLABLABLABLA SCREEEEEECH!!! All that will probably take 3-10 seconds. That's what it took in my pickup when a main went.Also if the bearings start to fail I will see the oil pressure drop, pull over and save the engine.
The bearings are NOT that color. That's the color of what's UNDER the bearing material. Comon man - think real hard about it. Also, WTF are "oil pan bearings"? You reallllllly need to not stop arguing with people when you think there's something called an "oil pan bearing".Since the bearings are copper-gold colored they must be coming from the oil pan bearings. That means I would have to pay a mechanic what .. $1000 ... $2000. Plus risk him doing something wrong (or some little trick to get me to come back for more money).
There is no such thing as an "oil pan bearing". You're going to at least need the mains replaced. Maybe other things too like cam bearings. The damage, I'm sure, is not isolated to just the main bearings.So your saying I have to get the oil pan bearings replaced and there is no other option because the presence of these flakes indicate damage has been done. So it doesn't matter if my oil pressure is perfect (it is in fact better than 90% of other forum comments about oil pressure).
Higher pressure doesn't mean that the oil is working as well... by the way. You mentioned that you run thicker oil than you should and add zinc. Your oil pressure could be high because the pump is having to work waaaay too hard to push the oil into the places it's supposed to go, which could mean that the things which are supposed to be oiled aren't getting enough volume which could cause higher temps and more wear. But whatever. I'm not going to argue with you about that because it's probably pointless.I have high oil pressure.
Did you hear the voice in your head say what you typed? If not, listen to it now as you read: "The car did run with no oil in it for a good 30 seconds gunning it up the mountain." And yet somehow you aren't accepting it when people are telling you that you're seeing the signs of extreme wear in the engine which are early indicators of impending catastrophic failure?The car did run with no oil in it for a good 30 seconds gunning it up the mountain. I had no choice because it was a safety issue. I had to get off the mountain curve so other drivers could see my chem lights/hazard lights and had time to stop. So what if it's some other kind of bearings in the engine? Or the cylinder walls? The car had ZZZP zinc additive so this could have helped from more damage.
You'll pay more than that but I'll cut you a deal. Send me $1,500 and I'll send you some "oil bearings". I'll make the most heavy duty moly and zinc impregnated ones I can. Oh, they're $1,500 each and you'll need 12 because you made your Disco sound like a 12 cylinder by increasing the idle.What am I supposed to do? Pay a shop $1-2 grand for oil bearings? This might not even be the source of the problem because the oil pressure is perfect.
Good. Keep it up. It might extend the length of time before a failure. Better cut open the filter every time and look at the element. It's likely you won't see much gold in the oil until right before the end, but it'll show in the filter if you look closely with a bright light.WLADiscoII99 said:I am continuing to do 500 mille Mobil 1 oil changes It's been 4 or 5 in a row and I'm still not seeing any more flakes come out.