AIR COMPRESSOR REPAIR - CONTINUED
ASSEMBLY - CONTINUED
Coat connecting rod and piston assembly (35) liberally with clean engine lubricating oil and insert in ring compressor
Apply a film of clean engine lubricating oil to surface of connecting rod upper bearing insert (39) and insert connecting
rod and piston assembly (35) in cylinder bore.
Position crankshaft (34) with journal at bottom of its travel.
To prevent damage to crankshaft, use care to guide connecting rod on crankshaft journal when pushing pis-
ton assembly in cylinder bore. Pistons must be installed in same location. Failure to do so could result in pre-
mature air compressor failure.
With ring compressor (55) square against top of air compressor (6) body, push connecting rod and piston assembly (35)
into cylinder bore.
Tangs on one end of connecting rod lower bearing insert must be installed in corresponding notches on side
of connecting rod bearing saddle to prevent damage to equipment.
Install new connecting rod lower bearing insert (38) in connecting rod cap (37).
Apply a film of clean engine lubricating oil to connecting rod lower bearing insert (38).