0.002 inch Undersize
0.010 inch Undersize
0.020 inch Undersize
0.030 inch Undersize
Bearing shells are NOT reworkable from one undersize to an- other under any
Inspect the crankshaft thrust washers. If the washers are scored or worn excessively or the crankshaft end play
is excessive, they must be replaced. Improper clutch adjustment can contribute to excessive wear on the thrust
washers. Inspect the crankshaft thrust surfaces. Refer to Install Crankshaft. If, after dressing or regrinding the
thrust surfaces, new standard size thrust washers do not hold the crankshaft end play within the specified limits,
it may be necessary to install oversize thrust washers on one or both sides of the rear main bearing. A new
standard size thrust washer is 0.1190 to 0.1220 inch thick. Thrust washers are available in 0.005 inch and 0.010
Install Main Bearing Shells (Crankshaft in Place)
Make sure all of the parts are clean. Then apply clean engine oil to each crankshaft journal and install the
upper main bearing shells by reversing the sequence of operations given for removal.
The upper and lower main bearing shells are not alike: the upper bearing shell is grooved and drilled for
lubrication; the lower bearing shell is not. Be sure to install the grooved and drilled bearing shells in the cylinder
block and the plain bearing shells in the bearing caps, otherwise the oil flow to the bearings and to the upper
end of the connecting rods will be blocked off. Used bearing shells must be reinstalled on the same journal
from which they were removed.
When installing an upper main bearing shell with the crankshaft in place, start the plain end of the
bearing shell around the crankshaft journal so that, when the bearing is in place, the tang will fit into the groove
in the bearing support.
Install the lower main bearing shell so that the tang on the bearing fits into the groove in the
Assemble the crankshaft thrust washers (Fig. 7) before installing the rear main bearing cap. Clean
both halves of each thrust washer carefully and remove any burrs from the washer seats; the slightest burr or
particle of dirt may decrease the clearance between the washers and the crankshaft beyond the specified limit.
Slide the upper halves of the thrust washers into place. Then assemble the lower halves over the dowel pins in
the bearing cap.