CRANKSHAFT REPLACEMENT (CONT)
If worn crankshaft maximum connecting rod bearing journal to bearing shell
clearance, with new shells, exceeds 0.005 In. (0.1270 mm), or if maximum main
bearing journal to bearing shell clearance, with new shells, exceeds 0.0056 in.
(0.1412 mm), replace crankshaft. Measurements of crankshaft should be accurate
to nearest 0.0001 in. (0.0025 mm). If main bearing journal taper of used
crankshaft exceeds 0.0015 in. (0.0381 mm), or if out-of-round clearance is
greater than 0.001 in. (0.0254 mm), replace crankshaft.
20. COMPARE WIDTH OF FLATTENED PLASTIGAUGE (9) AT WIDEST POINT WITH GRADUATIONS
ON ENVELOPE (14) AS SHOWN. NUMBER IN GRADUATION ON ENVELOPE (14) INDICATES
BEARING CLEARANCE IN THOUSANDTHS OF IN. MULTIPLY READING OBTAINED (IN
THOUSANDTHS) BY 25.4 TO OBTAIN METRIC SPECIFICATIONS. MEASURE EACH END OF
PLASTIGAUGE (9). DIFFERENCE BETWEEN TWO READINGS IS APPROXIMATE AMOUNT OF
. Crankshaft failures are rare. When crankshaft cracks or breaks completely,
thoroughly inspect for contributory factors.
Unless abnormal conditions are
discovered and corrected, crankshaft failure will be repeated.
. When new or reground crankshaft is installed, all new main and connecting rod
(upper and lower) bearing shells and thrust washers must also be installed.
. If new crankshaft is to be installed, clean it to remove rust preventative and
blow out oil passages with compressed air.
. Replace vibration damper when installing new crankshaft.
CRANKSHAFT IS REPAIRABLE ONLY TO MANUFACTURERS SPECIFICATIONS IF INSPECTION
CONDITIONS WARRANT. OTHERWISE, CRANKSHAFT REPLACEMENT IS REQUIRED.