An engine is the crucial part of a vehicle and any fault with it will leave you stuck. When we talk about the engine bearing, we refer to the rod bearing or the main bearing. If there is any problem with the engine bearing, your vehicle will start giving you an indication and you should take a quick action. Pay attention to the noise when you start your car. Want to know the signs of a worn out engine?
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Symptoms of Faulty Engine Bearings:
Knocking Main Bearing Sounds:
If there is an engine bearing issue, you will get to hear some knocking noises from the car. This noise will continue while the engine is running. And if this noise continues for a longer time, it indicates that there is a problem with the main bearing.
Faulty rod bearing sounds:
When you accelerate the vehicle and get to hear knocking noise that strikes a piece of aluminum or tin, it is an indication of a faulty rod bearing.
Low oil pressure warnings:
You can get a low-pressure oil warning from the light or a gauge. Some of the cars have an oil pressure gauge and some of the cars have a low-pressure warning light. You cannot solely depend on the warning light or gauge, but can also pick the clues from a clattering noise. If the oil pressure is too low, you will get to hear the clanging noise.
The best way to find out about the status of the car engine is the smoke. Smoke comes in various colors such as blue, white and black. Each one conveys a different meaning.
If your engine is throwing white smoke, it is an indication of a damaged cylinder head or a blown head gasket. The cylinder head must be repaired.
When your engine is exhaling black smoke, it isn’t a sign or replacement but is a sign of repair. There are components that control the air and fuel mixture that enters the combustion chamber. If there are little air and too much fuel, black smoke will emerge out. Sometimes the black smoke also indicates major trouble, but it is a very rare case.
The engine oil can only burn and when it burns, blue smoke emerges out. When the oil goes beyond the sealing surfaces, the damage is said to occur.
Major Power Loss:
If there is a power loss in the due course of time, it is due to wear and tear. But, if there is a sudden power loss, it indicates a component failure and must be immediately looked into.
None of us would ever want to face an engine problem. But, there are times when the engine needs a repair or replacement and ignoring it could be dangerous. The car’s engine will give the indication and we must quickly pick it up. Get the car examined immediately rather than ignoring it for more days.