F510 & F525 Cylinder Block – ANALYZE CRANKSHAFT AND CONNECTING ROD WEAR
Check connecting rod and cap for damage or unusual wear patterns.
Lack of lubrication or improper lubrication can cause the connecting rod and cap to seize the crankshaft.
When the rod and cap seize to the crankshaft, the connecting rod and piston may both break causing other internal damage. Inspect block carefully before rebuilding engine.
Crankshaft and connecting rod damage can result from:
• Engine run low on oil or without oil.
• Oil not changed regularly.
• Bearing cap installed incorrectly.