Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Home of the Nimbus
Conrod bearing gone on a boxer
A friend of mine experienced a bigend failure just the other day on his 1.6 boxer (146). Thinking back I had exactly the same failure also on a boxer, though that was a 1,7TI 33 model. Both engines had clocked around 60.000 miles. Is this a common failure? Is there something to look out for like low engine oil level, blocked oil channels or anything else? I remember these engines as otherwise quite robust, but two failures got me curious?
Btw. what would a repair cost in your area? I am in Denmark but it might give me an idea anyway!
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