Ahh it’s not your saw. Understood! Is the tech note about the small or big end failing?It's been open. More like a bag o' snakes now. LOL
If it were my saw I'd probably just run it as is for a fun saw/firewood saw. Problem is, it belongs to a fellow who bought it super cheap (non-running) for a small milling setup. He brought it to me to assess and possibly rejuvenate for his purpose. I did, and the rod bearing immediately failed. (there's actually a tech note about the needle cages failing). I felt obligated to make good on his trust in me and scrounged up a new crank to rebuild it again which is where I am now This'll be the third time I've had it apart down to the case and crank..., and hopefully the last. I'm so far under water with this saw it's ridiculous.