The mark already on the big end should almost coincide
with the measurement.
Connecting Rod Big End Bore Diameter Marks
None: 41.000 ∼ 41.008 mm (1.6142 ∼ 1.6145 in.)
41.009 ∼ 41.016 mm (1.6145 ∼ 1.6148 in.)
[A] Big End Cap
[B] Connecting Rod
[C] Weight Mark
[D] Diameter Mark (Around Weight Mark): "
Select the proper bearing insert in accordance with the
combination of the connecting rod and crankshaft coding.
Install the new insert in the connecting rod and check in-
sert/journal clearance with a plastigage.
Connecting Rod Big End Bearing Insert Selection
Crankshaft Runout Inspection
Measure the crankshaft runout.
Set the crankshaft in a flywheel alignment jig or on V
Set a dial gauge against the points indicated.
Turn the crankshaft slowly to measure the runout. The dif-
ference between the highest and lowest dial gauge read-
ings (TIR) is the amount of runout.
If the measurement exceeds the service limit, replace the
0.05 mm (0.0020 in.) TIR
Crankshaft Main Bearing Insert/Journal Clearance
Measure the bearing insert/journal clearance using a
Split the crankcase and wipe each bearing insert and jour-
nal surface clean of oil.
Cut strips of plastigage to bearing insert width, and place
a strip on each journal parallel to the crankshaft so that the
plastigage will be compressed between the journal and
the bearing insert.
Install the lower crankcase half, and tighten the case bolts
to the specified torque.
Torque - Crankcase 8 mm Bolts: 27 N·m (2.8 kgf·m, 20 ft·lb)
Crankcase 6 mm Bolts: 12 N·m (1.2 kgf·m, 104
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