2006 309C SRT8
So mid 2020 I had my 3rd set of lifters fail, cratered the camshaft and spun a cam bearing. At that point I decided to go with a full rebuild, removed the engine, tore it down to a bear block and had our machine shop go through is. Crank had a crack about 1/2 way around the #3 main journal, not really sure how that happened, so I found a good used one and had it machined (.030 over). New bearing, rings, stick oil pump, Crower camshaft & lifters, push rods, ported & polished the head & intake myself, beehive springs, etc etc etc. Anyway, got all together and it ran like a beast! Then at around 4K miles I started noticing a strange noise that sounded suspiciously like a very light rod knock. I brought up the EVIC for oil pressure and it was dropping to 3-4 psi at warm idle. So I’ve had it parked since and now that it’s “cooling off” here I’m getting ready to pull it and see WTF is going on. I can’t believe I’m having to do this again!!! I swear I’m a glutton for punishment!