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post #41 of 58 Old 9th February 2019, 03:15 AM
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Correction I took the car into European Auto in Anaheim, California , new ACL .001 oversized . So far they have been great I will know more when I pick the car up tomorrow . The price was right too
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^ Why did you pick European Auto over MRF?

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^ Why did you pick European Auto over MRF?
If I were guessing it's because MRF wouldn't install the ACLs.
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post #44 of 58 Old 10th February 2019, 04:09 AM
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It came down to timing they both had good reviews .
MRF had even little bit better reviews . But they had not got back with me . ( and EAS could fit me right in ) I had request a price quote ( from MRF) . Nothing negative about them . I had planned on taking it to them . Then I found EAS . I had also looked at some shops in Arizona but these cars are more common here in California ( I live in AZ but work in CA right now) . The one shop in PHX was about 1k more . Long story short I miss read the email and thought I was taking it to MRF up until the day of service ( been working a lot of hours and switching from day shift to nights and wasn't thinking right ) . Then got a email from EAS and seen the sig block said EAS and not MRF. But on a side note EAS normally does not use ACL,s but had used them for a few people upon request . And being I had already bought them they reduced their price and said they had no problem using my supplied bearing. I had them supply all other parts ( Rod bolts gasket oil ,etc ) .There shop was in order ( when I got there to pick up my car ) , they had good customer service. So I just got the car today and had to trailer it home so I haven't driven it much so I will post any thing that comes up but so far so good price was fair too

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On a another note , I had asked EAS to look the car over ( steering , etc) to see if there was anything that needed attention. They didn't try to sell me anything I didn't need and stuck to their price quoted , matter of fact I am pretty sure they charged me less than amount quoted .
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^ I've been looking for a shop also (in SoCal).
I assume your shop was, European Auto Source [EAS]?

I have BE Bearings and ARP Rod Bolts.
Hoping shops will be OK with installing those.

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^ I've been looking for a shop also (in SoCal).
I assume your shop was, European Auto Source [EAS]?

I have BE Bearings and ARP Rod Bolts.
Hoping shops will be OK with installing those.
They had my car for about 4 days to do the work, they had to order the rod bolts, but they should have no problem with using your parts ( as they used the bearings I supplied ) Ask For Kevin & and yes European auto source . The price was very competitive . Tell them I sent you ( Chad Jones ) they just had my car last week.
I haven't drove my car ( just to the car hauler ) I am waiting for the dang rain to stop for a few days before I off load it

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Not the worst, but also pretty worn.

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How many miles are on those? Assuming the ones with more wear are the uppers? I've had my car for about three weeks and the bearings done about 10k ago. Trying to prepare for the future.

The oil viscosity discussion is interesting. I have been working on cars since I was old enough to walk. I have been sailing on ships as an engineer for almost 30 years. The rotation of the crank and friction wedge prevent the crank from touching the bearing. A lower viscosity oil would flow more at a given pressure and provide more cooling. Based on my knowledge start up is when 90% of bearing wear takes place. I plan on installing an accumulator to reduce bearing wear.

The other part of the equation is RPM/Mile. If you are revving an engine to 7k and doing 50mph you have 350,000rev/mile. If you are cruising at 2000rpm you have 100,000rev/mile. As you can see the actual number of rotations the engine makes per our standard unit of measurement is higher. I think for what they are the engine do pretty darn well considering what we are getting out of them
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