CRANKSHAFT MAIN BEARINGS MAINTENANCE - CONTINUED
INSTALLATION - CONTINUED
Remove bearing removal/installation tool from crank-
shaft oil hole.
Remove lower bearing half (4) from bearing cap (2).
Keep main bearings and bearing caps together as a set.
When bearings are reused, each bearing set must be installed in its original location because the bearing sur-
faces have worn to the crankshaft journals.
Repeat steps 15 thru 20 for remaining main bearings and thrust bearing (5) at main bearing position no. 6.
To install bearings, be sure bearing bore surfaces in the cylinder block are clean and dry.
Check that the backsides of main bearings are clean and dry.
Check that inside surfaces of bearing caps are clean
Apply lubriplate to the inside surface of upper bearing
half (3). Do not lubricate the side that is against the
cylinder block bearing bore.
Install one bearing set at a time. Install upper main
bearing half (3) over the crankshaft journal such that
the bearing tab will fit into the notch in cylinder block.
If used main bearing is being installed, install main
bearing half in the same position it was removed from.
If a new bearing is being installed, use the correct size
bearing as determined in steps 17 thru 19 above.