If the clearance exceeds the service limit, measure the
diameter of the crankpin [A].
If the crankpin has worn past the service limit, replace the
crankshaft with a new one.
If the measured crankpin diameter is not less than the ser-
vice limit, but does not coincide with the original diameter
marking on the crankshaft, make a new mark on it.
Crankpin Diameter Marks
Crankpin Diameter Mark: "
Temporarily, install the big end cap and tighten the big end
nuts to the specified torque.
Molybdenum Disulfide Oil -
Threads and Seating Surface of Big End Nuts
Torque - Connecting Rod Big End Nuts: 59 N·m (6.0 kgf·m,
Measure the connecting rod big end inside diameter, and
mark each connecting rod big end in accordance with the
The mark already on the big end should almost coincide
with the measurement because of little wear.
Connecting Rod Big End Inside Diameter Marks
Big End Cap [A]
Connecting Rod [B]
Weight Mark, Alphabet [C]
Diameter Mark (around weight mark) [D]: "
Select the proper bearing insert [A] identified by the size
color [B] in accordance with the combination of the con-
necting rod and crankshaft coding.
Big End Bearing Insert Selection
Con-rod Big End
Install the new inserts in the connecting rod and check
insert/crankpin clearance with the plastigage.
54.97 mm (2.1642 in.)
54.991 mm (2.1646
55.000 mm (2.16504
" mark or no mark [B]
58.010 mm (2.2835
58.020 mm (2.28390
" or no mark