Hi all! Anyone know much about this crank? I drive a Company van so the wife loves the 99 SD and was driving it everyday. Well, motor always ate about one quart of oil between changes, no problem. UNTIL....wife skipped FIVE oil changes! Take off one moring and got less than a mile down the road, guess what? Knock knock knock, motor was down on oil, you guessed it, almost five quarts. Don't know how the hell it was running up until then with less than two quarts in it! AAAAARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH
Anyway, now it need at least a new crank. I'm gona pull the motor and just don't have the 4+grand for a Jasper and junk yards want (if you can find one) anywhere from three to four g's too for a good one. Local shop said those cranks are balanced while asembled so not a good idea to just replace it. about $500 for a new one from Ford. So I want to go that route as it would be about one grand to replace myself with the needed parts. Anyone have any knowledge on this before I waste my time a grand trying to repair it?
You can replace the crank and bearings we had one at our shop that some one at jiffy lube ran dry, damaged the crank and bearings. So pull it out and teardown, you'll need to replace all rod bearings also. good luck!!
I once ran an Olds low on oil. NO damage to the crank but it wiped out the hydraulic valve lifters. The bottoms of each got dimpled. I was fortunate the cam held up. My point--if the crank is damaged there may be other things also.
Is the crank beyond grinding? Probably can get the thing ground for less than $500 in a good auto machine shop. Might be worth checking but again, with a new one available for $500.....Good luck--