Sh*t always happens when you least expect it.
Last thursday I cracked my oil pan on a local speed bump
Which was strange because I didn't drive faster than usual and ride the bump daily...but whatever.... So I park the car immidiately and call to have the him picked up.
Upon inspection my mechanic discovered the probable cause... as my left front shock had finally failed. So I'm thinking just my luck.... now I have to score a new oilpan and dish out EDC big bugs when I least need it
So my mechanic takes of the oilpan and dumps the remaining oil in a bin and hears two "clunks" , digs in and retrieves a bolt and a broken of bolt head.
Turns out its one of the Crankshaft bearing bolts (the one closest to the Flywheel.)So the last bearing was hanging on with just one bolt!!
Apparently it has been like this for some time, for as far as he can see there's no damage to the bearing and no wear marks.
As the car wasn't due for a major overhaul in some time.......
It turns out I was lucky after all
Any of you guys heard or experienced this before?(crankshaft bolt faillure)
What torque should be applied on the new bolts?
Anything else I should tackle as the oil pan is now off?
As I called around for a new oil pan I also managed to score a complete EDC set (shocks, struts, loom& controlbox etc etc) of a 93 3.8 for 600€
It still hurts but not as much as I've read on the forum posts.
Looking forward to your replies
with kind regards