CONNECTING ROD ASSEMBLY REPAIR
The engine has 12 connecting rods. The following procedures apply to one or all. If the
connecting rods for cylinders 5L, 5R, 6L, and 6R are not to be removed, the oil pump and
baffle may be left in place.
Care must be exercised in handing of the connecting rods to avoid
nicks and scratches that can act as stress risers and lead to premature
failure. Do not use a scriber or other sharp instrument for marking
connecting rod bearing halves.
1. Remove connecting rod (1) from crankshaft (2).
a. Remove two nuts (3) attaching cap (4) to connecting rod.
b. Remove cap (4), bearing halves (5), and connecting rod (1) from crankshaft (2).
c. Remove bearing halves (5) from cap (4).
After bearings are removed, reassemble connecting rod and cap as
they are a matched set and must be kept together for inspection and
assembly. If subsequent inspection indicates the bearings are
reusable, they must be reassembled in their original positions. Failure
to comply may result in premature failure.
WP 0143 00-2