(c) Remove the connecting rod cap (2).
The flattened plastic gauge material
will be found adhering to either the
lower bearing (3) or the crankshaft.
Compare the width of the flattened
plastic gauge material at its widest
point with the graduations on the
The required clearance for new
parts is 0.001 to 0.003 inch (0.0254
to 0.0762 mm). With used parts, the
maximum allowable clearance is
0.005 inch (0.127 mm).
(d) If the clearance is within required
limits, remove the gauge material
and reinstall the connecting rod
to 68 to 72 foot-pounds (9.40 to 9.96
kg-m) torque. Check the connecting
rod side clearance; it should be
0.005 to 0.012 inch (0.127 to 0.305
mm) with a maximum clearance of
0.020 inch (0.508 mm).
connecting rod assemblies in a similar
(13) Install the cylinder head assembly (para
Figure 7-59. Checking connecting rod
(14) Install the pushrods, rocker arm assembly,
crankshaft about 30( from bottom
dead center and install the
Adjust the valve
Tighten the connecting rod cap bolts
(1) to 70 foot-pounds (9.681 kg-m)