Engine Block

Connecting Rod Bolt Inspection


Crankshaft Installation

  1. Measure the diameter of each connecting rod bolt at point A and point B.

  1. Calculate the difference in diameter between point A and point B.

    Point A - Point B = Difference in Diameter

Difference in Diameter:


0 - 0.1 mm (0 - 0.004 in.)

  1. If the difference in diameter is out of tolerance, replace the connecting rod bolt.

Special Tools Required

  • Handle driver, 07749-0010000
  • Driver attachment, 24 x 26 mm, 07746-0010700
  • Oil seal driver attachment, 96 07ZAD-PNA0100

  1. Install the crankshaft end bushing when replacing the crankshaft.
  1. Using the special tools, drive in the crankshaft end bushing until the special tools bottom against the crankshaft.

  1. Check the connecting rod bearing clearance with plastigage (see page 7-9).
  1. Check the main bearing clearance with plastigage (see page 7-7).
  1. Inspect the connecting rod bolts (see page 7-25).