CRANKSHAFT MAINTENANCE - CONTINUED
INSTALLATION - CONTINUED
Attach nylon or equivalent straps to the crankshaft.
Attach lifting straps to hoist. Slowly and carefully move crankshaft to the cylinder block.
Slowly lower crankshaft into cylinder block. Be careful not to scratch the crankshaft journals.
Check that the crankshaft gear-to-camshaft gear timing marks are aligned. Allow crankshaft to firmly rest against the
upper main bearing halves.
Place new lower main bearing halves (15) in bearing
caps (13) with bearing tab in groove of cap.
Place a piece of plastigage on the surface of each new
lower main bearing half (15).
Apply clean lubricating oil to threads of capscrews (12), then install seven bearing caps (13) and fourteen capscrews
The number of the bearing cap must corre-
spond to the number in the cylinder block
and it must be facing towards the oil
cooler side of the engine.
The main bearing capscrews (12) must be tightened
evenly in a series of three steps, and in the sequence
shown in this illustration. The torque values for each
step are shown below.