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Looks great @BIFCAIDS I am looking to make a similar move... Currently have an E91 330D, but not doing the mileage to support a big diesel anymore. I've narrowed down my search to an F30 340i, they seem a great choice without jumping to crazy M3 costs.
Did you find it a big step up from your E90?
Identical scenario as me... (Just replace the Golf with an A4!)
I've been looking for the right spec 330D touring for 2 months now, cannot find one at all! But it needs to be Msport, pro nav, less than 100k miles etc.
My A4 has creaking suspension, the speakers work when they feel like it...
The colour relates to clearance / size of the bearings IIRC... Renault installed different size bearings to accommodate tool wear, when manufacturing the engine.
Annoyingly, Renault only supply 1 set of main and big end bearings for the engine - As you've found out.
Your best bet is having the...
Why go to all that expense and effort with the engine, but keep stock rods... I cannot see them lasting long at your power level.
I'd look into that, cannot imagine ED fitting standard rods on a "built" engine.
I did probably went OTT, but I got the oil cheap so didn't mind using it.
50 miles, changed oil and filter... no chunks of bearing, job's a good 'un :)
300 miles, changed oil and filter with Millers CRO.
500 miles, changed oil and filter with Millers CRO.
700 miles, new filter and fully...
I would be cranking the engine (without fuel + spark) to establish oil pressure... If you can, use a mechanical gauge to check pressure.
If oil pressure is good, fire her up! DO NOT let it idle, the engine needs load to bed the rings in. When I started my forged engine first time, I held it at...