Crankshaft Installation

Special Tools Required
Handle driver (  07749-0010000)

Oil seal driver attachment, 106 mm (  070AD-RCA0200)

1.Check the connecting rod bearing clearance with plastigage.

2.Check the main bearing clearance with plastigage.

3.Install the bearing halves in the engine block and connecting rods.

4.Apply a coat new of engine oil to the main bearings and rod bearings.

5.Install the crankshaft position (CKP) pulse plate (A) to the crankshaft (B).


6.Hold the crankshaft so rod journal No. 2 and rod journal No. 3 are straight up, and lower the crankshaft into the block.

7.Install the thrust washers (A) in the No. 4 journal of the engine block.


8.Inspect the connecting rod bolts.

9.Apply new engine oil to the threads and flange of the connecting rod bolts.

10.Seat the rod journals into connecting rod No. 1 and connecting rod No. 4. Line up the mark (B) on the connecting rod and cap, then install the caps and bolts finger-tight.

NOTE: Do not damage the oil jet.

11.Rotate the crankshaft clockwise, and seat the journals into connecting rod No. 2 and connecting rod No. 3. Line up the mark on the connecting rod and cap, then install the caps and bolts finger-tight.

NOTE: Do not damage the oil jet.

12.Tighten the connecting rod bolts to 20 N·m
(2.0 kgf·m, 14 lbf·ft).

13.Tighten the connecting rod bolts an additional 90 °.

NOTE: Remove the connecting rod bolt if you tightened it beyond the specified angle, and go back to 8 of the procedure. Do not loosen it back to the specified angle.


14.Remove all of the old liquid gasket from the lower block mating surfaces, bolts, and bolt holes.

15.Clean and dry the lower block mating surfaces.

16.Apply liquid gasket, P/N 08C70-K0234M or 08C70- K0334M, evenly to the engine block mating surface of the lower block.

NOTE: Do not install the parts if 4 minutes or more have elapsed since applying liquid gasket. Instead, reapply liquid gasket after removing the old residue.


17.Put the lower block on the engine block.

18.Tighten the bearing cap bolts in sequence to 29 N·m (3.0 kgf·m, 22 lbf·ft).


19.Tighten the bearing cap bolts an additional 58 °.


20.Tighten the 8 mm bolts in sequence to 22 N·m
(2.2 kgf·m, 16 lbf·ft).


21.Drive the new oil seal until the special tool bottoms on the engine block.


22.Install the baffle plate.


23.Install the oil pump.

24.Install the oil pan.

25.Install the cylinder head.

26.Install the flywheel, clutch disc, and pressure plate.

27.Install the transmission.

28.Install the engine assembly.

NOTE: When ever any crankshaft or connecting rod bearing is replaced after reassembly, it is necessary to run the engine at idling speed until it reaches normal operating temperature, then continue to run it for about 15 minutes.