If required, replace piston rings
(Para 3-16), before proceeding.
Assemble connecting rod (5) to
Liberally apply engine oil to piston
pin (7) and to piston pin bores in
connecting rod (5) and in piston (2).
Install one retaining ring (6) on side
of piston marked, "FRONT."
Orient piston (2) and connecting
rod (5) so word, "FRONT," on top of
piston and number stamped on
connecting rod are positioned as
Install piston pin (7) through bores
in piston (2) and in connecting
Install retaining ring (6) on
Install piston (2) and connecting
rod (5) as an assembly in cylinder
Apply engine oil to cylinder bores,
piston rings, and piston skirts.
If a strap-type ring compressor is
used in Step (b), take care not to
hook strap on a ring gap, as doing so
could cause ring to break.
Compress piston rings using a suitable ring compressor.