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S40 2004 What holds the rod bearings in place? and Why the hell did they make a rod that breaks @ end cap to replace bearings?

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The rods are held to the crankshaft by and end cap with 2 very strong 10 mm bolts and nuts, these are made from really tough steel, what can make a rod fail, well a loose end cap will quickly destroy and often break a rod, over reeving the engine is the most common cause, also a burned out bearing, any thing that causes the rod to exceed it structural design specs will make it fail.

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