Re: dead? crankshaft bearing problem
An oil or oil pump related problem seems to be very plausible.
Last summer the oil was thick like shit after eating a lot of bananas....
Indeed I waited too long with changing the oil (approx.30,000km), but I had never seen an oil with this appearance before, althought I never was very punctual with changing it.
We cleaned the engine with a special cleaning fluid and put in new oil. After two weeks we changed the oil and filter again. After that the engine and the oil was nice for approx. 10,000 km.
But since two or three weeks I heard the valves a few seconds every time during accelerating. I already had the idea that the oil pump was not acting very well, because there was enough oil and the oil still looked thin and clean. The oil pressure was normal according to the gauge, but I had the feeling that something was wrong with the oil pump. Before I could go to the garage, the engine broke down.