I need help from a real engine builder . are there any other needle bearings the same size as the inner cam bearing anywhere else in the engine ?
OK, I'm curious. Why do you ask?
If this "shop" has been the ONLY ones to get into the motor, then I'd say that you need to get a refund on this last bill.so here`s the deal . I`m a diesel mechanic not an H.D. engine mechanic . had a good relation ship with the local dealer . I have no garage .
long story short , they installed an EV27 cam in the engine 2 winters ago , 11,000 miles ago . got back from my trip from Idaho and was heading over to the dealer ,check out 2015s and the mechanical oil press gauge is bouncing . have a bite check oil . down a quart . add a quart . 1.5 miles over to dealer , gauge is bouncing again . get to dealer , no oil on stick .
out in the parking lot , I pull air filter, clean that , get level , pull the primary cover , no excess oil in primary . no smoke no nothing .
add another quart . leave , get 3/4 mile from dealer , look down at oil psi gauge and my right leg is cover in oil !!
pull air filter off , spitten oil out the crank breather . throw the filter in sad bag , and coast back to dealer .
first they say its the crank breather in by the cam is probably stripped . happens ... ok .
get a call , go down , me and tech looking it over . 1 needle bearing got into the oil pump and took out pretty much the drive gear , driven gear . everything in there ! and pump housing . case is ok .
ok .. take care it . crap happens . I told him to do what ever it takes to make sure there are no other needle bearings anywhere else .we both looked at the cam bearing and there were no missing needles .
he is the only H.D. tech that has ever worked on the engine . I do the rest . suspension electrical , etc.
get the call , come pick up bike . they handed me an adjusted bill of $2000.00 and said I got a good deal .
paid the bill and haven`t been back .
so if you leave gears and bearings alone for an overnight , they produce little needle bearings ??
did I say long story -short ?