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Old 01-19-2008, 10:27 PM   #1
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Hey, I have a V-spec and I was wondering when should I replace the engine bearings? I was looking at TKO bearings is there anything better to use?
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Old 01-19-2008, 11:12 PM   #2
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I'd say at the first sign of wear eg. excessive float or feel gritty. Or just precausionary after 20 litres (5 gallons)
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I had 4 gallons through mine and the main bearing went and made the piston rub. So I changed the main bearing right from the beginning, I will not go over a gallon with the stock bearing. When you take it apart the stock bearing looks cheap. I believe my v-spec is a 2006 because on another thread someone said that the 2006 v-spec has a silver backplate and the 2007 has a black backplate. I'm not sure, if you have the 2006 v-spec watch out for the bearing issue.
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Old 01-20-2008, 10:34 AM   #4
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Ok thanks. But what is the best bearing to replace it with??
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I always use and suggest the TKO ceramics in my modified Vspec's, or stock Vspec's.
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my main bearing went so i replaced both bearing (poss overkill) with TKO ceramics and a new rod, still going strong and it seems to really make the engine fly, as if they werent fast enough stock
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