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Join Date: May 2004
Location: North of Northern England
Re: 2.0 Bottom end failure
I have been looking at this a lot recently as I am just finishing off a 2.0 156 which I bought that had run the big end on no2, it would appear in the case of belt failure, as said before a minute flat spot is created in the shell, which in a lot of cases will result in the bottom end failure...
also, if the engine is run low on oil oil starvation appears to be a problem primarily on no2 which I now believe is caused by the design of the oil galleries, the feed for no2 is after the feed to the top of the engine so no2 gets it 1st everytime.
in answer to the original question, the 1.8 is no more or less likely to have bottom end problems than the 2.0...