Talk:Connecting rod

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Why is it said on the page that connecting rod failure is one of the most common causes for catastrophic engine failure? Oil starvation leads to spun bearings which leads to connecting rod destruction. Connecting rods don't just fail. They're just the obvious sign that something went wrong. I've only ever heard of connecting rod failures where they were defective, such as in the early 80's Chevy 2.5L "Iron Duke" 4-cylinder, and in cases where extreme cylinder pressure overcomes the strong of the rod... i.e. when someone has tried to make more power out of a motor than the connecting rods are designed for. -Series8217 1/27/08 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.105.98.22 (talk) 21:55, 27 January 2008 (UTC)

In Europe, engines rev above idling speed, so we see rods that bend and break. We had an engine called "Iron Duke" once too. It used coal and steam. Andy Dingley (talk) 00:07, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Agreed it is uncommon, timing belt failure is a lot more common, shell bearing wear is a lot more common. take out the 'most common cause' and just have it as 'one cause'. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 83.100.237.141 (talk) 23:34, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

brapppppppp  —Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.21.229.185 (talk) 10:21, 28 August 2008 (UTC)