8-10 CRANKSHAFT / TRANSMISSION
Crankshaft, Connecting Rod
In the case of both horizontal and vertical misalignment, correct the
horizontal misalignment ﬁrst.
Recheck big end side clearance after aligning crankshaft (see Con-
necting Rod Big End Side Clearance).
If crankshaft alignment cannot be corrected by the above method,
replace the crankpin or crank halves as required. Recheck the
runout and repeat the process until the runout is within service
Don't hammer the ﬂywheel at the point [A].
Crankshaft Main Bearing Wear
Wash the bearings in high-ﬂash-point solvent, blow them dry (DO
NOT SPIN THEM), and lubricate them with engine oil.
Turn each bearing [A] over by hand and see that it makes no noise,
turns smoothly and has no rough spots.
If any of the bearings are defective, replace them.