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Thread: Connecting rod bolts loose from factory

  1. #1
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    Connecting rod bolts loose from factory

    My predator 212 seized up last weekend. I took apart and found that my connecting rod bolts were not tight from factory. I was able to loose with finger. This caused scaring on the crankshaft and rod bearing. Had to purchase new engine. Just wanted to spread word to check those if u are inside engine.

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    Good idea.
    Loose bolts after a seizure may be a faulty conclusion .

  3. #3
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    When ever I buy an engine I take it all apart and rebuild it my way.

    Sundog

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    What flattop said....
    I bet that they lost tension as the aluminum rod was trying to weld it's self to the crank.

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