justjuiceit4 wrote:I never heard about the rod bearings being a weak link? Please elaborate about this. Any engine exposed to excessive liquids will hydrolock. Are you referring to the crappy S1 injectors?
What oil do you run and how many miles do you run before changing?
check the old posts. Greg (hitman) after an overheat. Goody after a leaky injector. some guys with a 450sx (admitted they drove hard when cold).
a few others. and of course the ones that didn't heed the low oil pressure lite. all were rod bearings. whether direct or induced you decide. all of there were NA engines. FI creates other issues as well with melted pistons,
just saying the VH45DE is prone to dumping fuel and creating hydrolock.
I run M1 0w31.7 (5x 0/30 AFE jug, 1x 0/40 euro formula).
Ive tried several things including up to a 5w40. I like thin though, because even in usually warm Florida, i like my oil to flow
Change every 5000 ish. no more than 7k (unusual circumstances plus a 2400 mi X-C), not less than 3k.