How do you go about tearing apart a used engine to inspect condition? Can I just pop off a main/rod cap and have a look and retorque them to stock specs?
What if someone used a different torque number than stock and I set it to stock? Worst case? Best case? Is it even a good idea?
The engine looks BRAND NEW inside, very low miles. But it had one flat camshaft lobe. I would love to inspect the bearings before installing it.
I also found a ball and one inch long tube in the oil pan. The ball is the end of a pushrod that broke off. The tube is the next 1 inch of pushrod behind the end/ball. ALL the pushrods are in the engine and they look fine. Im guessing that some one had a pushrod failure and it damaged the cam lobe. Then they replaced the pushrod and hoped for the best till the came lobe went flat.
If all looks great in the bearings then I would like to slap in another cam and lifters and run it.