CRANKSHAFT MAIN BEARINGS MAINTENANCE - CONTINUED
INSTALLATION - CONTINUED
Insert bearing removal/installation tool into bearing journal oil hole so that it will push against tab end of bearing.
If the crankshaft is turned in the wrong direction, the bearing tab will be pushed between the crankshaft and
bearing area in the block. This could cause damage to the block and the crankshaft.
Slowly turn crankshaft in the correct direction until upper bearing tab is in the cylinder block notch.
Remove bearing removal/installation tool from crankshaft oil hole.
Place lower bearing half (4) into bearing cap (2) that it was removed from. If a new bearing is being installed, use the
correct size bearing as determined in above steps 17 thru 19 above. Apply lubriplate to inside surface of bearing half.
Install lower bearing (4), bearing cap (2) and two capscrews (1) on bearing bore with the same number as that stamped
on cap, with number facing towards the oil cooler side of engine.
After installing each bearing and bearing cap, torque capscrews (1) to 37 lb-ft (50 Nm). Do not tighten capscrews to
final torque value at this time.
Repeat steps 18 thru 32 for other main bearings and thrust bearing (5) at position no. 6.
Torque capscrews (1) evenly in the sequence shown to 44 lb-ft (60 Nm).
Torque capscrews (1) evenly again in the sequence shown to 88 lb-ft (119 Nm).
Torque capscrews (1) evenly in the sequence shown to 129 lb-ft (175 Nm) final torque.