Put new lower bearing half (10) in
connecting rod cap (8). Bearing tabs
must be in the tab grooves of the rod
Put plastigage on the surface of the
lower half of connecting rod
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 screws.
Apply lubricating oil to threads of
connecting rod screws (12) then
install connecting rod cap (8) and
screws on connecting rod (11).
Tighten screws finger tight.
The connecting rod screws (12) must
be tightened evenly in a series of
three steps. The torque value for
each step is shown in this chart.
26 lb-ft (35.25 N·m)
50 lb-ft (67.79 N·m)
73 lb-ft (98.97 N·m)