locking crowns on main bearing caps

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locking crowns on main bearing caps

Post by zambon » Thu Aug 13, 2015 1:16 pm

I pulled my oil pan off of my 3.0 verde block that I hope to install soon and I noticed that the machinists that assembled it did not use locking crowns or locking tab washers on the main bearing caps. I have a spare parts 2.5 block with lock crowns and tab washers and I am wondering if I should use those parts on my 3.0.
Some say that alfa put them there for a reason, others have told me that they would never re-use hardware like that, they would only install new pieces.
Does anyone have an opinion they could share?

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Re: locking crowns on main bearing caps

Post by zambon » Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:19 pm

Currently planning to use the crowns from the 2.5 unless someone thinks that it's a bad idea.
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Re: locking crowns on main bearing caps

Post by gtv-racer » Thu Mar 17, 2016 12:21 pm

My 3.0 didn't have them. So i rebuilt the engine without them. I get the feeling some v6 engines have them and some don't... :|
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