CRANKSHAFT MAINTENANCE - CONTINUED
INSTALLATION - CONTINUED
Remove capscrews (8) and connecting rod caps (7).
Measure plastigage to determine what size connecting rod bearings to install.
Repeat steps 28 thru 36 for the other five connecting rods.
Turn crankshaft until two connecting rod bearing journals are bottom center.
Put upper bearing half (10) on connecting rod (9) with tab in the rod groove.
Put lower bearing half (11) in connecting rod cap (7) with tab in cap groove.
Apply lubriplate to inside surfaces of upper and lower bearing halves.
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.
Pull piston and connecting rod assembly against crankshaft journal and install bearing cap (7) with new capscrews (8).
Be sure the four digit number stamped on the bearing cap matches the number stamped on the connecting rod and that it
is facing towards the oil cooler end of the engine.