Repairing a blown head gasket and I want to assess the condition of the bottom end by plasti-gaging the rod bearings.
What is the specified torque to retighten them to and what is the allowable clearance?
THANKS! That is just what I needed. I actually have the snap gauges and mikes but I am trying to do it with the engine in the car and thought Plasti-gage was OK.
I will be pulling the pistons to re-ring anyway so It won't be that hard to check per your suggestion.
Is it possible to do the mains while in the car? I have not tried to "split the case so far. I figure if the rods look OK I will infer the mains are OK too but i would really like to be sure.
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