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Looks like I'm trying to find a new motor for my 97 CSE.
I took out the rod bearings and I can feel roughness on the crank journals. I don't know if it'll be cheaper for it to be machined or buy a new motor. Let me know what you guys think or if you know anyone selling one, Let me know. Keep in mind That I'm in FL so shipping may be a consideration. thanks everyone
 

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where in maine are you and how much if uniballer is not interested. (not trying to steal your motor) but if it doesnt work for you im interested too maybe.
No worries on grabbing it. I dropped the pan and am taking emery cloth to the rod journals. I microed it and talked to a crankshaft guy about the specs and my budget and he said it's definitely worth a shot for $120 for the bearings. Bearings should be hear in 3-7 days from Parts Geek.
I have a friend who used to work at Chrysler and they saved a bunch of cranks this same way. I probably won't be able to put all the power I wanted on this motor but at least I'll hopefully be driving it soon.
I'll update the thread when I get done and let you guys know how it went.

Btw, anyone know the torque specs on the main and rod caps?
 

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sounds like a plan. if all goes well for you i might try it i had the same problem but i had to drive it home, like 6 miles =\, but i might try to just drop the pan and put all new bearings in.
 

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I ran into an issue with the bearings... I couldn't get the #5 main cap off due to the cps wheel and the top bearing on #1. Every other bearing is sliding nicely and will be easy to replace.
I should only need a couple millimeters to be able to slide those bearings out. I took off the front cover to hopefully have a little bit of room to play... Kinda stuck at this point.
Any suggestions would be really really really helpful... TIA
 
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