Pistons, Piston Rings, Connecting Rods and
Cylinders Removal and Installation
1) Remove engine assembly from vehicle referring to
"Engine Assembly Removal and Installation".
2) Remove cylinder head referring to "Valves and
Cylinder Head Removal and Installation".
3) Mark cylinder number on all pistons, connecting rods
and connecting rod caps using silver pencil or quick
4) Remove rod bearing caps.
5) Install guide hose (1) over threads of rod bolts.
This prevents damage to crank pin and rod bolt
threads when removing connecting rod.
6) Decarbonize top of cylinder bore before removing
piston from cylinder.
7) Push piston and connecting rod assembly out
through the top of cylinder bore.
1) Apply engine oil to pistons, rings, cylinder walls,
connecting rod bearings and crank pins.
Do not apply oil between connecting rod and
bearing or between bearing cap and bearing.
2) Install guide hoses (1) over connecting rod bolts.
These guide hoses protect crank pin and threads of
rod bolt from damage during installation of
connecting rod and piston assembly.
3) When installing piston and connecting rod assembly
into cylinder bore, point front mark (1) on piston head
to crankshaft pulley side.
A: Crankshaft pulley side
4) Install piston and connecting rod assembly into
cylinder bore. Use special tool (Piston ring
compressor) to compress rings. Guide connecting
rod into place on crankshaft.
Using a hammer handle, tap piston head to install
piston into bore. Hold ring compressor firmly against
cylinder block until all piston rings have entered
B: Flywheel side