Well I was almost set for this weekends trip. I had checked fluids and greased fittings. I decided its better to track down a noise that developed after changing my oil and Im glad I did. I dropped the pan and found my front to connecting rods are bent. So glad I found before I drove 4 hours to Gold Lake! Needless to say, I wont be making the trip after all.
I’ll be researching if I can replace rods and bearings, or … motor swap. I think it may be fine with replacing all four rods and bearings… Its driven fine, no oil leak, held pressure, no metal in oil. Any suggestions?