If distance from cover is within +0.004 in. (+0.101 mm) of being flush with pan surface of block,
cover is properly positioned.
To position cover within specifications, gently bump it to shift its position.
Mount dial indicator as shown.
Adjust indicator contact pin so that it rides on outside surface of cover bore. Zero indicator.
Turn crankshaft one full turn while observing indicator reading.
If total indicated run-out exceeds 0.005 in. (0.127 mm) gently bump cover to reposition as
required to meet specification.
Recheck dimension between oil pan surface of block and bottom surface of cover.
Position cover as required to satisfy bottom clearance and run-out specifications.
Torque cover capscrews to 24 - 29 ft lbs (33 - 39 N m).
Trim off excess gasket material.