Originally Posted by 092eg6
im sure the bottom end has to be pulled out and recheck, i wouldn't risk driving a motor like that!
true. pull the oil pan and pickup and then take the bottoms of the rods off and check the bearings. look at the cylinder walls as well.
unbolt the tranny and spin the flywheel im sure that would be easier then the crank bolt especially if its stripping.
how tight is the timing belt?