Connecting Rod Removal
Remove the crankshaft.
Remove the connecting rod big end nuts, and take off
the rod and cap along with the bearing inserts from the
Mark and record the locations of the connecting rods [B]
and their big end caps [C] with the bearing inserts left
attached so that they can be installed in their original
To prevent damage to the crankpin surfaces, do not
allow the connecting rod bolts to bump against the
Connecting Rod Installation
To minimize vibration, the connecting rods should
have the same weight mark.
Big End Cap [A]
Connecting Rod [B]
Weight Mark, Alphabet [C]
Diameter Mark (Around Weight Mark) [D]: "
If the connecting rods, bearing inserts, or crank-
shaft are replaced with new ones, select the bearing
insert and check clearance with a plastigage before
assembling engine to be sure the correct bearing
inserts are installed.
Apply molybdenum disulfide oil to the inside [A] of the big
end bearing inserts.
The molybdenum disulfide oil is a mixture of engine oil
and molybdenum disulfide grease with a weight ratio (10
If bearing inserts are replaced, install them as follows.
Do not apply molybdenum disulfide oil to the outside [B]
of the inserts or the inside [C] of the connecting rod and
Install the inserts so that their nails [D] are on the same
side and fit into the recess of the connecting rod and cap.
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