3-17. CONNECTING RODS AND BEARINGS REPLACEMENT (CONT)
Check rod bearing (4) clearance.
Assemble connecting rod (5), rod bearings (4) and bearing cap (1).
Install screws (3) in bearing cap (1) and connecting rod (5). Tighten screws to 73 lb-ft
Record smallest diameter measured at various points around bore.
Maximum allowable rod bearing clearance is 0.0035 in (0.09 mm). Select required
undersized bearing set to compensate for excessive rod bearing clearance.
Measure and record mean diameter of rod journal on crankshaft (9). Take four readings on
each journal at points noted.
Subtract rod journal mean diameter, Step (d), from smallest rod bearing diameter, Step (c), to
determine rod bearing clearance.