156 Big End Cap!
Hi I am a newby to the site and have a quck Q.
I am currently doing my big ends on my 00 156 1.8 SW, Usual story had a knocking sound from the big end so took sump off etc and found one bearing on the way out, Luckily the journal on the crank looks ok so i decided to put big ends in and cross my fingers, what have i got to loose! anyway got the big ends this morning and all went in perfectly except one, the one that had been complaining! The shell seats perfectly in the cap but will my fit back over the journal without force, I tried the cap from the next con rod and that fits on the journal where the other one will not, next i measured the two caps and one seems to have narrowed ever so slightly, has anyone heard of this before? seems totally mad to me but thats the way it is, no caps have been mixed up or anything strange! So now i need a cap, anyone got a shot engine or a cap? Has this happened anyone else?..... As the saying goes if it wasn't for bad luck i would have no luck at all!! All ideas thoughts and comments welcome!