Place lower bearing halves (14) in
bearing caps (13) with bearing tab
in groove of cap.
Place a piece of plastigage on the
surface of each lower main bearing
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
Apply clean lubricating oil to
threads of 14 screws (15), then
install seven bearing caps (13) and
screws on crankshaft (16). Tighten
screws finger tight.
The main bearing screws (15) 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 this chart.
44 lb-ft (59.66 N·m)
88 lb-ft (119.31 N·m)
129 lb-ft (174.90 N·m)
Remove all screws (15) and bearing caps (13).