Place the lower bearing shell (the one with the continuous oil groove from one parting line to the
other) in the connecting rod cap, with the tang on the bearing shell in the notch in the connecting
rod bearing cap. Lubricate the bearing shell with clean engine oil.
Install the bearing cap and the bearing shell on the connecting rod with the identification numbers
on the cap and the rod adjacent to each other. On the 3/8-24 bolts, tighten the nuts to 40-45 lb ft
Be sure the connecting rod bolt has not turned in the connecting rod before the
Check the connecting rod side clearance. The clearance between the side of the rod and the
crankshaft should be 0.006 to 0.012 inch with new parts on an in-line engine.
Install the remaining liner, piston, and rod assemblies in the same manner. Use holddown clamps
to hold each liner in place.
After all of the liners and pistons have been installed, remove the holddown clamps.
Figure 9. Cylinder Liner
Seal Ring Location
in Cylinder Block
Figure 10. Installing Piston, Rod, and Liner Assembly in Cylinder Block