Remove Connecting Rod Caps And Check Oil Clearance

(a) Check the matchmarks on the connecting rod and cap to ensure correct reassembly.

(b) Remove the 2 connecting rod cap nuts.

(c) Using a soft-faced hammer, lightly tap the connecting rod bolt and lift the cap and lower bearing.


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 bearing is for pitting and scratches. If the crank pin or bearing is damaged, replace the bearings. If necessary, grind or replace the crankshaft.

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

(h) Install the connecting rod cap (See page EM-85 ). Torque: 40 Nm (400 kgfcm, 29 ftlbf)

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