3-76. PISTON AND CONNECTING ROD REPLACEMENT/REPAIR (CONT)
1 Heat connecting rod to 350°-400°F. Check temperature with heat chalk.
Old bearing is pressed out as new bearing is pressed in.
Install bearing. Press bearing into connecting rod.
Check piston pin bore diameter after the bearing is Installed. Correct dimensions are 2.0009-2.0015 in.
Clean ring grooves.
The two compression rings have marks UP-1 and UP-2. Make sure rings are installed with marks
toward top of piston with UP-1 as top ring.
Install piston rings on piston.
6 Stagger ring gaps 180
Install piston on connecting rod.
Lubricate piston pin with clean engine oil (MIL-L-2104).
Install piston pin.
Install retainer rings. Make sure retainer rings are seated in grooves of piston.
Lubricate piston rings, connecting rod bearings, and cylinder liners with engine oil (MIL-L-2104).
Make sure connecting rods are installed with marking on opposite side of camshaft.
Using piston ring compressor, compress piston rings.
Install piston in correct cylinder.