(a) Clean each main journal and bearing.
(b) Place the crankshaft on the cylinder block.
(c) Lay a strip of the Plastigage across each journal.
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(d) Using SST, tighten the bolts in several passes, in the sequence shown, by the specified torque. SST 09011-38121 Torque: 44 Nm (449 kgfcm, 33 ftlbf)
(e) Mark the front of the bearing cap bolts with paint.
(f) Retighten the bearing cap bolts by 90° as shown in the illustration.
(g) Check that the painted mark is now at a 90° angle to the front.
(h) Tighten the other 10 bolts for the bearing cap. Torque: 19 Nm (194 kgfcm, 14 ftlbf)
(i) Remove the 10 bolts.
(j) Uniformly loosen the 10 bearing cap bolts, in several passes, in the sequence shown in the illustration. SST 09011-38121
(k) Measure the Plastigage at its widest point. Standard oil clearance: 0.015 to 0.032 mm (0.0006 to 0.0013 in.) Minimum oil clearance: 0.05 mm (0.0020 in.) NOTICE:
Completely remove the Plastigage.
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