BEARING FITTING PROCEDURE CONTINUED
Figure 2. Illustrating Bearing Spread.
Do not rotate crankshaft during the following procedure.
1. Remove a bearing cap. If lead wire is to be used, wipe clean and oil crankshaft journal (Figure 3, Item 3). If
plastigage is to be used, wipe bearing surface (Figure 3, Item 2) and exposed half of crankshaft journal free of
oil as plastic material is soluble in oil.
2. Place a suitable length of 0.010 in. (0.25 mm) lead wire or a piece of plastigage (Figure 3, Item 1) across bear-
ing (Figure 3, Item 2) and install bearing cap.
Figure 3. Checking Connecting Rod Bearing Running Clearance.