CRANKSHAFT - REPLACE/REPAIR
Put new lower bearing half (11) in connecting
rod cap (7). Bearing tabs must be in the tab
grooves of the rod cap.
Put plastigage on the surface of the lower half
of connecting rod bearing.
The four digit number stamped on the connecting rod and
the rod cap must match and be facing the oil cooler side of
the engine. Connecting rod and cap are machined as a
set and must be kept that way. Failure to install matched
sets could result in premature engine damage.
Do not reuse connecting rod capscrews.
Apply lubricating oil to threads of new
connecting rod cap (7) on connecting rod (9)
with new capscrews (8).
The connecting rod capscrews (8) must be
tightened evenly in a series of three steps.
The torque value for each step is shown in
Step Torque Value
1 26 lb. ft.
2 52 lb. ft.
3 73 lb. ft.