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Default Which Brand or Type of rob bearings should I get and which head gasket should I get? - 07-17-2019, 01:46 AM

Hi guys,

I just installed an N54 engine into my car. Unfortunatly, ive been sold a lemon with shell bearing noises.

I will be taking the engine out this week to check the status of the bearings and crank.

I intend on running the car on the stock turbos with large intercooler, custom ********* with single 3 inch exhaust with no cats or boxes until the rear muffler, K&N panel filter and controlled by MHD or JB4. (If the turbos go I will most likely replace with a pair of GT28 Garrett BB turbos.

With the bearings gone do you think i can get away with replacing just the rod bearings and try and chean the journals from the bottom or do you think its nessisary to strip the whole engine and build it back up?

What are the best bearings to buy for a sensible price? And What headgasket should I get if a full rebuild is in order?

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Chris
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Default 07-19-2019, 04:58 AM

You're going to need a lot more than bearings and a head gasket if you tear the motor apart. But either way I wouldn't just slap bearings on.

Find another used motor
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Default 07-20-2019, 09:55 PM

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You're going to need a lot more than bearings and a head gasket if you tear the motor apart. But either way I wouldn't just slap bearings on.

Find another used motor
Why? Apart from needing to buy new hardware for rods and head taking it apart is cheaper than just buying a used motor outright.

If the crank is comes out damaged, then it is a fair amount of work. I did it and it wasn't TOO bad, but definitely work.


As far as the original question, KING Bearings were a solid choice for me and depending if the head requires machining or not an OEM thickness gasket will work. If you need help later on I could provide some knowledge.

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Default 07-21-2019, 09:27 AM

If the bearings are not spun, then you can replace them as long as the specs are in tolerance. I replaced mine in my 60k without issues. I used the Kings bearings, and arp bolts. The factory hardware is sufficient, seeing they use the same in the s55 engine. All oem gaskets should be used, Rein is an oem supplier, and is very affordable to use to reseal the engine.
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