CRANKSHAFT MAINTENANCE - CONTINUED
INSTALLATION - CONTINUED
Put new lower main bearing half (11) in connecting rod cap (7). Bearing tabs must be in the tab grooves of the rod cap.
Put plastigage on the surface of the lower half of connecting rod bearing.
The four digit number stamped on the connecting rod and the rod cap must match and be facing the oil
cooler side of the engine. Connecting rod and cap are machined as a set and must be kept that way. Failure to
install matched sets could result in premature engine damage.
Do not reuse connecting rod capscrews.
Apply clean lubricating oil to threads of new connecting rod capscrews, then install connecting rod cap (7) on connect-
ing rod (9) with new capscrews (8).
The connecting rod capscrews (8) must be tightened evenly in a series of three steps. The torque value for each step is
26 lb-ft (35 Nm)
52 lb-ft (71 Nm)
73 lb-ft (99 Nm)