I got everything prepared so that I can drop the oil pan – I thought you guys might like to see this.
I did remove both of the inspection covers on the oil pan and saw a slight metallic (aluminum) residue on the sides of (at least one) the connecting rods – so I knew that it was necessary to remove the pan.
In the event I can find out what caused this “lack of oil” problem and the crankshaft is OK – would I be able to put new insert bearings in it?
If so, where can I get these inserts?
Is there a place I can order on line?!!?!
Here are some pictures.