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    $60 for a rod bearing? WTH???

    Rebuilding my 2.4. 5 cylinders look good. One had a melted piston with a hole in it. Got the new piston. Is a new bearing for that one dang piston end $60 dang dollars??? When can you replace needles vs the whole thing? If it's a stupid question, I'm asking. For a friend. Lol

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    you bought new pistons.... and don't want to spend $60?.......bearring usally don't go bad..... unless chatter happens on the crank.....SPLALING...........I keep all old bearings..... have many EGG crates full of Em..... I will send you some if ya need....

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    It seems these days, ya have to pay the $60 dollars and be so happy to do so , that you give them an extra $20 .. because they deserve a bonus.

    OR ..

    call Pro Marine and get one for a reasonable price ..

    941-721-3000

    Send Dave a 6-pak , and he will send ya a full set ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave S View Post
    you bought new pistons.... and don't want to spend $60?.......bearring usally don't go bad..... unless chatter happens on the crank.....SPLALING...........I keep all old bearings..... have many EGG crates full of Em..... I will send you some if ya need....
    Actually...I just bought one new piston because the others are good. I don't know that the bearing is bad but I figured if it was up against a piston that melted down then it couldn't still be good. Interesting that you keep and reuse old bearings. This part is uncharted territory for me.

    And for the $60, I'm in manufacturing and look at what's there and think $6 or maybe $16 but NFW on $60!!!
    1990 Shadow bass boat w/ 2.4 200 Merc. Totally resto'd boat and love it!

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    It's the same good people who will sell you a dozen small O-rings for $400.00

    Now that you spoke bad about them and their price structure ... your on the list ----->


















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    ...nothings changed really. us older folks remember this from back in the seventies when we were into our street rod cars & working on them. it was always said, and was true, that a so & so chevy or ford cost $3,000. new...but to buy it in parts & assemble, it would cost $25,000...or whatever... nothings changed.

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    Where is My 6 pack.... darn bunch of commis.... ya voted for Joe I bet.... Just kidding............like Nixon... I am not a crook.... I don't drink....I throw away bearings that have had issues in the cly....I watch the cages for wear.... Plastic cages will last in bottom guide rods....as no side thrust like in top guide rods....that have issues when the bore gets loose and the rod droops..........I will now have a drink........Thanks.

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    Ya know...I'm almost 2 years off da booze but this new administration damn sure makes a strong argument to start back! you KNOW it's a bad hangover when you say "Oh God, if you get me through this, I will never do this again!" And actually mean it!
    1990 Shadow bass boat w/ 2.4 200 Merc. Totally resto'd boat and love it!

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    No one or nothing is worth going back to being a rookie .

    31 years / 6 months / 17 days .. but who's counting ...

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    I am trying to stop.........you guys are lucky.+

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    There might be a little luck involved . But I know for sure that the more I practice a daily vigilance , the less I need to try . And if my dumb azz can do it .. anyone can

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    ...nothings changed really. us older folks remember this from back in the seventies when we were into our street rod cars & working on them. it was always said, and was true, that a so & so chevy or ford cost $3,000. new...but to buy it in parts & assemble, it would cost $25,000...or whatever... nothings changed.


    Well maybe a little ... ya could buy a couple ~ few Mercury's for $25,000 , now ya can't buy one...
    At the parts counter , they have become even more brazen .. they moved the comma to the left. $1,025,000.00 for a complete 300r porkchop ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave S View Post
    I am trying to stop.........you guys are lucky.+
    One day at a time, brother Dave. And sometimes it's one minute at a time. Tomorrow we will raise hell and hit it hard.

    But today...right now...well, we ain't gonna do that just yet....
    1990 Shadow bass boat w/ 2.4 200 Merc. Totally resto'd boat and love it!

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    The good news is ... In less than a half an hour ... You'll "get" to wait another 24 hours before having to make that choice again ...



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    So Dave , after cypherin on it a spell , it dawned on me that I had McBetts Engines and Harold Betts with Superflow dyno's and flow bench's mixed up ..


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