Originally Posted by whatishe
We discussed going with an uprated pump, I will most likely do it this time, but from what we can tell, the bearing would have failed either way. I guess the lesson learned here is "measure twice, built once". I am kicking myself for not having all the clearances and tolerances checked before hand. Just goes to show, even professionally pre-assembled engines fail.
Built blocks do fail, but you'd be surprised at the number of builders who do not use precision measurement tools. Not saying your builder was that way, but...
BTW, did yours come with a build sheet? The build sheet should have shown individual readings of each bearing.