24V Torque Specs

Connecting Rod Bolt

Connecting Rod Cap Bolts

Step 1

26 ft. lbs.



Step 2

51 ft. lbs.



Step 3

73 ft. lbs.

Crankshaft Main Bearing

  1. Remove engine from vehicle and place on a stand.
  2. Remove oil pan and suction tube.
  3. Remove the crankshaft rear seal retainer.
  4. Remove the front gear housing.

Fig. 178

  1. The main bearing caps should be numbered. If they are not, be sure to mark them, beginning with number one at the front and ending with number seven at the rear (Fig. 178). CAUTION: DO NOT pry on the main caps to free them from the cylinder block.

Fig. 179

  1. Use two of the main bearing cap bolts to wiggle the main cap loose (Fig. 179), being careful not to damage the bolt threads. Remove all caps in the same manner. WARNING: USE A HOIST TO AVOID INJURY.


Fig. 183

  1. Tighten the bolts in the sequence shown in (Fig. 183) using the following steps:
    • STEP 1-Torque all bolts in sequence to 60 Nm (44 ft. lbs.) torque.
    • STEP 2-Torque all bolts in sequence to 119 Nm (88 ft. lbs.) torque.
    • STEP 3-Torque all bolts in sequence to 176 Nm (129 ft. lbs.) torque.
  1. Turn the crankshaft to determine that it will rotate freely all 360°. Check the main bearing cap installations and/or the bearing sizes if the shaft does not turn easily.


Fig. 184

Fig. 185

  1. Verify crankshaft end play: Push the crankshaft towards one end of its thrust and place a dial indicator as shown in (Fig. 184). Zero the indicator needle and push the crankshaft towards the other end of its thrust and record the crankshaft end clearance (Fig. 185).
  2. Install the front gear housing.
  3. Install the crankshaft rear oil seal retainer.
  4. Install the oil pan and suction tube.
  5. Install engine into vehicle.


Cylinder Head



Using the sequence shown, tighten bolts in the following steps:

  1. Torque bolts to 80 Nm (59 ft. lbs.)
  2. Torque bolts to 105 Nm (77 ft. lbs.)
  3. Re-check all bolts to 105 Nm (77 ft. lbs.)
  4. Tighten all bolts an additional 1/4 turn (90 °) .