CRANKSHAFT - REPLACE/REPAIR
4. CHECK CRANKSHAFT END PLAY.
End play is controlled by the dimensions of the thrust
bearing and crankshaft journal at the number 6 main
Measure crankshaft end play using a dial
indicator as shown in this illustration.
Push crankshaft forward, then toward rear of
engine. With a new thrust bearing, end play
limits must not exceed 0.005 - 0.010 inch.
If end play measurement is greater than 0.010
inch, install a larger size thrust bearing.
5. DETERMINE CONNECTING ROD BEARING
CLEARANCE. USE NEW BEARINGS.
Turn crankshaft until two connecting rod
bearing journals are bottom center.
Be sure crankshaft journals, bearing area on
connecting rods, inner
connecting rod caps, and connecting rod
bearings are dry and clean.
connecting rod (9) and pull piston and
connecting rod assembly against crankshaft
journal. Bearing tabs must be in the tab
grooves of the connecting rod (9).