Originally Posted by keavze
btw, any ways to tell if the rod is nearing it's end of life?
Replace it just before it will snap.....
Some people look at a certain amount of play on the bushings, but this is not always the best thing to do...
I've tried to see how far the conrod could go in my oldest Mega/Picco .21 DSII engines, and after the 10 liter mark (2.5 gallons) it was still going strong, but I replaced it.
The conrod still had normal play on the bushings, comparable with the new one which I put in.
Most of the time it is not the play, but the stress in the material of the conrod which it had been under, that makes it break. And you can not measure this.... (unless you have an ultrasonic measure device offcourse...