PISTON AND CONNECTING ROD MAINTENANCE (Cont)
Check bearing to crankshaft journal
clearance by placing a plastic gage strip
(34) between crankshaft journal (32) and
connecting rod cap (3). Tighten connecting
rod nuts (2) to 60-70 Ib-ft (81-95 N-m.).
Remove connecting rod nuts and cap, and
measure width of plastic gage with
measuring strip (35). Maximum clearance
with used parts is 0.006 inch.
Place lower bearing shell (4) in connecting
rod cap (3). Lubricate bearing shell with
clean engine oil.
Ensure connecting rod bolt has
not turned in connecting rod
before torquing nuts.
Install bearing cap (3) and bearing shell (4)
on connecting rod (5) with identification
numbers on cap and rod adjacent to each
other. Torque connecting rod bolt nuts (2)
to 60-70 Ib-ft (81-95 N.m.).
If necessary, pry connecting
rods apart before measuring
Using feeler gage (36), measure side
clearance between each pair of connecting
rods. Clearance limits are 0.008 to 0.016
Install additional liners, pistons, and rod
assemblies in same manner. Use
hold-down clamps to hold each liner in
Remove all liner hold-down clamps.
END OF TASK
4-32 Install oil pump and oil pump tubes
4-31 Install oil pressure regulator and
4-27 Install cylinder head
4-20 Install oil pan
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