Be certain that the numbers on both halves of the connecting rod match. The top
and bottom halves of the connecting rod fit together only one way. To provide
adequate lubrication of the engine parts, the hole in the oil dipper on the bottom
half of the connecting rod MUST point in the direction of rotation of the engine in
order to provide a scooping effect as the crankshaft turns. When placing the top
half of the connecting rod on the journal, be sure it is in the correct position to suit
the oil dipper requirement.
Install top half of connecting rod (7) on crankshaft.
Install bottom half of connecting rod (6) (with dipper opening TOWARD DIRECTION OF ROTATION)
and socket head cap screws (5). Using a torque wrench and socket, tighten screw to 29.50 Ib.-ft (40 Nm).
Lubricate preformed packing (4) with lubricating oil and install into cover (1).
Install cover (1) with four caps (2) and socket head cap screws (3).