No.1 1.486 - 1.490 mm (0.0585 - 0.0587 In.) No.2 1.490 - 1.494 mm (0.0587 - 0.0588 in.) No.3 1.494 - 1.498 mm (0.0588 - 0.0590 in.) U/S

(a) Using a punch or numbering stamp, place the matchmarks on the rod and cap to ensure correct reassembly.

(b) Remove the connecting rod cap nuts.

(c) Using a plastic-faced hammer, lightly tap the connecting rod bolts and lift off the connecting rod cap NOTE. Keep the lower bearing inserted with the connecting rod cap.

(d) Cover the connecting rod bolts with a short piece of hose to protect the crankshaft from damage.

(e) Clean the crank pin and bearing.

(f) Check the crank pin and bearing for pitting and scratches.

If the crank pin or bearing are damaged, replace the bearings. If necessary, replace the crankshaft.

(g) Lay a strip of Plastigage across the crank pin.

(h) Align the punched marks on the rod and cap. Install and torque the cap nuts alternately, in two or three passes. (See page EM-1461 Torque: 500 kg-cm (36 ft-lb, 49 N m) NOTE:

• Do not turn the crankshaft.

• Apply a light coating of engine oil on the nut threads | and under the nut before installation.

(i) Remove the connecting rod cap (See procedure (bl and (c) above!

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

(0.0007 - 0.0029 in.) Maximum oil clearance: 0.08 mm (0.0031 in.) If the oil clearance is greater than maximum, replace the bearings. If necessary, replace the crankshaft, (k) Completely remove the Plastigage.

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