CRANKSHAFT - REPLACE/REPAIR
Apply clean lubricating oil to threads of capscrews
(12), then install seven bearing caps (13) and
14 capscrews (12).
The number on the bearing cap must correspond to the
number in the cylinder block and it must be facing towards
the oil cooler side of the engine.
The main bearing capscrews (12) must be
tightened evenly in a series of three steps,
and in the sequence shown in this illustration.
The torque values for each step are shown in
Step Torque Value
1 44 lb. ft.
2 88 lb. ft.
3 129 lb. ft.
Remove all capscrews (12) and bearing caps (13).
Remove and measure plastigage. Main bearing
clearance must not exceed 0.00474 inch. If
bearing clearance exceeds clearance
measurement, use appropriate oversize
Remove lower bearing halves (15) from bearing