What Causes a Car to Throw a Rod?

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There is one main reason a car would throw a piston rod- too low oil pressure. Other reasons a car that causes a rod to be thrown are bearings can spin out or become loose or the motor is over-revved. A busted piston or dropped valve can also cause your vehicle to throw a rod.
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