Disassembly and Assembly
Connecting Rod Bearings
Remove And Install Connecting Rod
remove oil pump
remove oil pan plate
Turn the crankshaft until two pistons are at the
bottom center. Remove connecting rod caps (1) from
the two connecting rods. Remove the lower half of the
rod bearing from the rod bearing cap.
The connecting rod bolts are loose on the
connecting rods and can fall out when the nuts are
Push connecting rods (2) away from the crankshaft.
Remove the upper half of the rod bearing from the
NOTE: Install the connecting rod bearings dry when the
clearance checks are made. Put clean engine oil on the
connecting rod bearings for final assembly.
Be sure the tabs in the back of the connecting rod
bearings are in the tab grooves of the connecting
rod and cap.
Install the upper half of the rod bearing in the
connecting rod, and put the connecting rod in position on
Install the lower half of the rod bearing in the
connecting rod cap.
The serviceman must be very careful to use Plastigage
correctly. The following points must be remembered:
Make sure that the backs of the bearings and the
bores are clean and dry.
Make sure that the bearing locking tabs are properly
seated in their slots.
The crankshaft must be free of oil where the
Plastigage touches it.