Measure the inside diameter of the connecting rod big
ends, and mark them in accordance with the inside di-
0: Crank pin Diameter mark (around weight classifica-
tion mark) [A]:11011 or no mark
o Tighten the connecting rod big end cap nuts to the spec-
ified torque [36 N.m (3.7 kgf.m, 27 ft.lb)).
o The mark indicated on the connecting rod should be
practically no different from the measurement.
Connecting Rod Big End Inside Diameter Marks
38.000- 38.008mm (1.4961- 1.4964in.)
38.009- 38.016mm (1.4964- 1.4967in.)
Select the proper bearing insert [A]in accordance with the
combination of the connecting rod and crankshaft mark-
Size Color 
.Install a new inserts in the connecting rod and measure
the clearance between the inserts and the crankpin.
Crankshaft Main Journal/Bearing Insert Wear
. Using a strip of Plastigage (press gauge) [A],measure the
clearance between the journal  and the bearing insert.
o Tighten the crankcase bolts to the specified torque [M8:
25 N.m (2.5 kgf.m, 18 ft.lb), M6: 12 N.m (1.2 kgf.m, 104
o Do not move the crankshaft during clearance measure-
OJournal clearance less than 0.025 mm can not be mea-
plastigauge, however, using genuine parts
maintains the minimum standard clearance.
Crankshaft Main Journal/Bearing Insert Clearance
(0.0008 - 0.0017 in.)
Service Limit: 0.08 mm (0.0032 in.)
If clearance is within the standard, no bearing replace-
ment is required.
Rod Big End