Engine Block

Crankshaft Main Bearing Replacement (cont'd)


Connecting Rod Bearing Replacement

  1. Use the crank bore codes and crank journal codes to select the appropriate replacement bearings from the following table.


  • Colour code is on the edge of the bearing.
  • When using bearing halves of different colours, it does not matter which colour is used in the top or bottom.

Rod Bearing Clearance Inspection

  1. Remove the oil pump (see page 8-11).
  1. Remove the baffle plate (see step 6 on page 7-13).
  1. Remove the connecting rod cap and bearing half.
  1. Clean the crankshaft rod journal and bearing half with a clean shop towel.
  1. Place plastigage across the rod journal.
  1. Reinstall the bearing half and cap, and torque the bolts to 29Nm (3.0 kgf/m, 22 lbf/ft) + 90°

    NOTE: Do not rotate the crankshaft during inspection.

  1. Remove the rod cap and bearing half, and measure the widest part of the plastigage.

    Connecting Rod Bearing-to-Journal Oil


Standard (New):

0.033 - 0.061 mm

(0.0013 - 0.0024 in.)

Service Limit:

0.072 mm (0.0028 in.)