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Author Topic:   I over revved the motor should i put new bearings?
posted May 18, 2003 11:36 AM
I am running a balanced 355 with stock bottom end with arp rod bolts. I turned 7500 at the track last night and i never intend to go over 6000 but i was racing hard and didn't pay attention to the tach. I still have 25 lbs of oil pressure at idle and 50 if you rev it up. I just wondered if what everyone does when they over rev one.

posted May 18, 2003 11:42 AM
Is it all stock crank and rods?? Your bearings are fine, most people turn a 355 7-8K so you are not over revving it. I would turn it 7-7200 on a regular basis depending on what cam you are using.

posted May 18, 2003 07:35 PM
We usually have a lot of smoke and holes in the oil pan when I over-rev a motor! LOL! Been there - done that!

My real suggestion would be to check the valve train if your concerned - push rods, rocker arms, bolts, ect... Run a leak down test on the cylinders to see if you might have bent a valve and it's leaking by. By the sound of your OP - your bottem end is probably ok.

posted May 18, 2003 09:43 PM
i'm with sidebite if you over reved it would be in pieces

posted May 18, 2003 10:04 PM
Thanks guys i guess i will focus my attention on getting more traction so i don't turn those high revs anymore.

posted May 19, 2003 09:59 AM
We call that performing a rod check....sounds like they checked out OK....Towman

posted May 19, 2003 12:56 PM
CrazyT, alittle less rear gear and you'll be alright. I run basically the same thing up to around 7200 for years now.

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