CRANKSHAFT - REPLACE/REPAIR
Use only nylon straps, or equivalent, to install crankshaft
into cylinder block. Be sure that nothing metallic comes in
contact with the machined surfaces of the crankshaft. A
scratched or damaged crankshaft could cause premature
Attach nylon or equivalent straps to the crankshaft.
Attach lifting straps to a suitable hoist. Slowly and
carefully move crankshaft from the engine
stand 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
Place new lower bearing halves (15) in bearing
caps (13) with bearing tab in groove of cap.
Place a piece of plastigage on the surface of each
lower main bearing half (15).