Crankshaft Installation

Special Tools Required
Handle driver (  07749-0010000)
 

Oil seal driver attachment 96 (  07ZAD-PNA0100)
 


1.Check the connecting rod bearing clearance with plastigage.

2.Check the main bearing clearance with plastigage.

3.Inspect the connecting rod bolts.

4.Install the bearing halves in the cylinder block and connecting rods.

5.Apply a coat of engine oil to the main bearings and rod bearings.

6.Hold the crankshaft so rod journal No. 2 and rod journal No. 3 are straight up, and lower the crankshaft into the block.

7.Install the thrust washers (A) in the No. 4 journal of the cylinder block.

 

8.Apply engine oil to the threads and flange of the connecting rod bolts.

9.Seating the rod journals into connecting rod No. 1 and connecting rod No. 4. Line up the mark (B) on the connecting rod and cap, then install the caps and bolts finger-tight.

10.Rotate the crankshaft clockwise, and seat the journals into connecting rod No. 2 and connecting rod No. 3. Line up the mark on the connecting rod and cap, then install the caps and bolts finger-tight.

11.Tighten the connecting rod bolts to 9.8 N·m (1.0 kgf·m, 7.2 lbf·ft).

12.Tighten the connecting rod bolts an additional 90°.

13.Remove old liquid gasket from the bearing cap bridge mating surfaces.

14.Clean and dry the bearing cap bridge mating surfaces.

15.Apply a 1.5 mm wide bead of the liquid gasket, P/N 08C70-K0234M, 08C70-K0334M or 08C70-X0331S, along the broken lines (A).

NOTE: Do not install the parts if 5 minutes or more have elapsed since applying liquid gasket. Instead, reapply liquid gasket after removing old residue.

 

16.Put the bearing cap bridge on the cylinder block.

17.Apply engine oil to the threads and flange of the bearing cap bolts.

18.Tighten the bearing cap bolts is sequence to 25 N·m (2.5 kgf·m, 18 lbf·ft).

 

19.Tighten the bearing cap bolts an additional 40°.

20.Clean the excess liquid gasket off the cylinder block.

21.Use the special tools to drive a new oil seal squarely into the block to the specified installed height.

 

22.Measure the distance between the crankshaft (A) and oil seal (B).

Oil Seal Installed Height:
7-8 mm (0.28-0.31 in.) 

 

23.Install the dowel pins (A) and new O-ring (B) on the oil pump (C), then align the inner rotor with crankshaft, and install the oil pump.

 

24.Install the oil screen (D) with new gasket (E).

25.Install the cylinder head.

26.Install the cam chain.