Ok so I'm a procrastinator. With snow on the horizon am getting back to business.
Things dont look good. I pulled the front case to find the silent shaft sprocket toothless but both shafts and oil pump spin smooth as silk. I can rock the top end a little, but the crank spins VERY stiffly with a pipe. I'm pulling the pan now to check further bottom end damage.
I'm really confused as to how I spun the sprocket. all guides look good and tension was up when I took it apart.
I'm guessing once the silent sprocket dies, so does the oil pressure and a bearing or two will follow...
Anybody got a line on another 2.6??
Sheldon

update: took caps off. all were cooked and #2 rod bearing was welded on good. So yes, gonna have to find another 2.6....... rare as Hens teeth in these parts

Last edited by 87CanadianRaider; 10/10/19 12:55 AM.

Love the raider, hate the raider, love the raider,.....
new: '88 Montero, auto, LSD 2.6L
'87 Raider, 2.6L(#2), 5spd, Dual batt., Xterra roofrack......soon off to the wreckers