(i) Remove the bearing caps with the lower bearing and thrust washers (No.3 cap only). (See procedure la) and (b) above)

(j) Measure the Plastigage at its widest point. Standard oil clearance:

(0.0005 - 0.0021 in.) Maximum oil clearance: 0.10 mm (0.0039 in.) Undersized: U/S 0.25

NOTE: If replacing the cylinder block subassembly, the bearing standard clearance will be:

If the oil clearance is greater than maximum, replace the bearings. If necessary, grind or replace the crankshaft.

(k) Completely remove the Plastigage.

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