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I have a 96 nissan altima the head gasket is bad so i removed it.then there was a cracked but broken piston so i removed them all. i only had 1 good one. so im asking should i replace the main bearings i havnt touch them. i only took rods and pistons and head. i am replacing the rods and pistons with used off a 98

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It will be alot easy to just buy a used engine
all that work you doing is to be done at a machine shop

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