Remove main bearing halves (5 and
6) from main bearing positions (2
· Remove only one bearing set at a
· Bearing removal instructions for main
bearing positions (1 and 7) will be
covered in the Installation paragraph.
If main bearing position number on
bearing cap (3) is missing or hard to
read, etch the correct number on the
bearing cap so that it is facing the
oil cooler side of the engine.
Remove two screws (4) and bearing
cap (3) from main bearing
positions (2, 3, 4, 5, or 6) only. DO
NOT remove bearing caps from
main bearings (1 and 7) at this time.
If crankshaft is turned in the wrong
direction, the tab on the upper
bearing half will be pushed between
the crankshaft and main bearing
bore in the block. This could cause
damage to the block and the
Install bearing removal/installation tool into oil hole in crankshaft journal for main bearing