Crankshaft and Connecting Rods
Split the crankcase (see Crankcase Splitting).
Connecting Rod Big End Nuts [A]
Connecting Rod Big End Caps [B]
Mark and record the locations of the connecting rods
and their big end caps so that they can be reassembled
in their original positions.
Remove the crankshaft [A].
Remove the thrust washers [A] from the #3 main journal
of the upper crankcase half as follows.
Slide [B] the thrust washers upward and remove them.
If the crankshaft is replaced with a new one, refer to
the Connecting Rod Big End Bearing/Crankshaft Main
Bearing Insert Selection in the Specifications.
If the crankshaft, bearing inserts, or crankcase
halves are replaced with new ones, select the bear-
ing inserts and check clearance with a plastigage
(press gauge) before assembling engine to be sure
the correct bearing inserts are installed.
Apply molybdenum disulfide oil solution to the crankshaft
main bearing inserts.
Connecting Rod Big End Caps (see Connecting Rod In-