Re: 3L V6 Loss of oil Pressure (with pics !)
I've found out more. I checked 4 of the 6 rod bearings and all are bad....most are spun....some rod journals are beyond a simple clean-up. However, all main bearings are like new.
The cam synchronizer is perfect as well as the cam gear teeth. It's all starting to look like the engine was over-revved, a rod bearing let go, and then the oil pressure dropped causing the other rod bearings to go.
A few pointed questions to the driver, and it turns out there was an over-revving condition a little before the idiot light came on. Apparently the transmission was set to "Low" to see if the front tires could be spun and the revs got a little high.
So does that make sense, ... mains OK, rods all gone, and due to over-revving?
Unless I find something up top broke and allowed the oil pressure to drop off, I'd say it was due to the over-revving. 16 year olds.......smart enough, but don't always use the brain they've got......tough to be a teenager I guess.