Originally Posted by Jono Garton
A few months later I get a phone call to say the prop shaft is a few thou out and its thrown a con rod out the side of the crank case.
But what should I do?
Rock: Jono :Hard Place
What I am trying to get my hear around is how can a prop shaft being a few thou out cause an engine to throw a rod?
The vibration would have to transfer through the gears and up the drive shaft and onto the crank which is in its own bearings, and even if it did induce some kind of vibration I would have thought it would still struggle to cause this sort of effect?
It either got something in there, it seized, or there was a spontaneous failure of some sort .................
............... All IMHO!