Inspect connecting rod for damage or excessive
wear. I-beam section must be free of dents or
other damage. Damage to I-beam can cause
stress risers which will progress to breakage.
Measure connecting rod pin bore (dimension D).
Maximum diameter shall be 1.5769 in.(40. mm).
Insert connecting rod (9) into piston (10). Ensure
FRONT marking on piston and identification
numbers on connecting rod are oriented as
shown in figure.
Install retaining ring (11) into pin groove on
FRONT side of piston (10).
Lubricate pin (12) and pin bore with oil. Insert pin
into piston (10) and secure using second
retaining ring (11).
Determine diameter of piston (1) and obtain
proper ring set (13).
Position each ring of set (13) into cylinder.
Distance from top of cylinder head to bottom ring
shall be 3.5 in. (89 mm). Use piston to square
rings with bore.
Using a feeler gage, measure gap. Gap shall be
0.0100 to 0.0215 in. (0.25 to 0.55 mm) for each