DRY CLEANING SOLVENT P-D-680 (SAFETY OR STODDARD'S SOLVENT) IS
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS. AVOID REPEATED AND PROLONGED BREATHING
OF VAPORS AND SKIN CONTACT WITH LIQUID. DO NOT USE NEAR OPEN
FLAME, ARCING EQUIPMENT, OR OTHER IGNITION SOURCES. ALWAYS WEAR
EYE PROTECTION AND PROTECTIVE CLOTHING. THE FLASH POINT OF P-D-680
IS 100 TO 138 DEGREES F (38 TO 59 DEGREES C).
DEATH OR SERIOUS INJURY COULD OCCUR IF COMPRESSED AIR IS DIRECTED
AGAINST THE SKIN. DO NOT USE COMPRESSED AIR FOR CLEANING OR
DRYING UNLESS THE PRESSURE HAS BEEN REDUCED TO 30 PSI (2.06 BAR) OR
LESS. WHEN WORKING WITH COMPRESSED AIR ALWAYS USE CHIP GUARDS,
EYE PROTECTION, AND OTHER PERSONAL EQUIPMENT.
Clean rod bushing (9) and connecting rod (7) bore with dry cleaning solvent and dry with compressed
air. Figure 5-46. Connecting Rod m. Inspect rod bushing or scoring, overheating, or other damage. Replace if
Measure outside diameter of rod bushing. Measurement should be 1.1042 to 1.1037 inches (28 048
to 28.035 mm). If measurement is outside specified limits, replace rod bushing.
Measure outside diameter of rod bushing bore. Measurement should be 1.1028 to 1.1024 inches
(28.013 to 28.000 mm). If measurement is outside specified limits, replace connecting rod.
Clean rust preventive from replacement connecting rod. Also make sure bearing
bore is thoroughly cleaned to prevent trapped contaminants from adversely
If required, clamp the connecting rod in a padded vise and install new rod bushing (9) into connecting
rod bushing bore.
Replacing/Reinstalling the Connecting Rod.
Be certain that bearing halves are installed correctly. The bottom bearing half (8)
has a hole which fits into lower connecting rod half (6).
Carefully insert bearing halves (Figure 5-46, Item 8) into connecting rod.