CRANKSHAFT - REPLACE/REPAIR
Slowly lower crankshaft into cylinder block. Be
careful not to scratch the crankshaft journals.
Check that the crankshaft gear (1)-to-camshaft
gear (2) timing marks are aligned at point "A",
then allow crankshaft to firmly rest against the
upper main bearing halves.
Install seven bearing caps (13) and 14 capscrews
(12). The number on the bearing caps must
correspond to the numbers in the cylinder
block and they must be towards the oil cooler
side of the engine.
The main bearing capscrews (13) must be
tightened evenly in a series of three steps,
and in the sequence shown in this illustration.
The torque value for each step is shown in
Step Torque Value
1 44 lb. ft.
2 88 lb. ft.
3 129 lb. ft.