View Full Version : checking connecting rod clearance/play

03-16-2012, 11:30 AM
I have my head, jug and piston off for a blown piston.

I would like to be complete and check up on my rod bearing. I can't really see any way to disassemble this thing without taking the case apart completely.

I found in the service manual on 3-71 checking rod side play, but that doesn't really tell me the space between the bearing and the journal. Should I just assume if I can't feel movement when I pull/push directly on the rod towards the crankshaft I'm good to go?

03-16-2012, 11:49 AM
the side play is really all you can check on that. if its within spec you should be fine.