CONNECTING ROD AND PISTONS ASSEMBLY REPLACE/REPAIR (CONT).
Install two connecting rod guide pins (1) into
connecting rod (2).
Use piston ring compressor (3) to compress piston
rings into grooves in piston (4).
Use accessory drive pulley to rotate crankshaft.
Rotate crankshaft so that connecting rod journal is at
bottom dead center.
Be sure that cylinder numbers of shell and rod
coincide and that shell is marked with letter U.
Install bearing shell (5) into connecting rod (2), being
sure that tang fits into recess in connecting rod bore.
Lubricate bearing shell (5) with grease.
Do not use hammer or equivalent to install piston. The rings can be damaged.
Install connecting rod into cylinder liner and push piston down. If piston does not move freely, remove piston and
inspect for broken or damaged rings.
The tang side of connecting rod bore must face camshaft side of cylinder block.
Use connecting rod guide pins (1) to pull connecting rod (2) against crankshaft.
Remove guide pins (1).