ALWAYS oil the threads and underside of bolt head thoroughly before installation!
Never assemble rods without thread lubrication. Incorrect torque figures and/or seized threads will result.
These torque specifications are accurate for engine oil only, moly lubes will not give the same results. After drawing beam and cap together to seat both pieces evenly, torque should be reached in incremental steps of about 10-15 ft/lbs from one bolt to the other.
NEVER torque one side completely while the other is loose.
5/16"-24 thread bolts (3/8" socket) = 32 ft/lbs
3/8"-24 thread bolts (7/16"/11mm socket) = 50 ft/lbs
7/16"-20 thread bolts(7/16 or 1/2" socket) = 70 ft/lbs
Stretch method: .0055"
To remove the rod cap from the rod body, we recommend loosening and backing out the rod bolts approximately 1/4" then carefully tap on the head of the bolt with a soft-faced hammer (aluminum, brass or plastic) until the rod and cap part at the split line and the alignment sleeves are free. You can then remove the bolts.
Some makes of small bore-long stroke engines may require minor notching of the cylinder block to allow full rod rotation cycle without interference. This should be done prior to final engine cleaning and assembly. Allow 1/16" minimum clearance and watch location of oil ring at BDC.
DO NOT MODIFY ROD BEAM!
Typical view of clearance, only if needed.
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