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Engine Assembly (archive)

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Posted by Mike O on April 27, 2000 at 21:40:38:

Alright, here's what I've got
-block, machined to 90mm
-New Mahle 90mm Tii pistons w/rings and wrist pins
-polished crank, std. diameter
-same connecting rods
-new bearings, std.

I have questions concerning assembly of the bottom end and am listening for the voice of experience here,
-Should I check clearences in the bearings with plastiguage or assume that machine shop eyed this enough when they polished it?
-Should I take the piston rings off their pistons and measure their clearances while in the block?
-Should I have the connecting rods checked over? I had no knocking problems prior to disassembly.

I plan to use an assembling paste and a lot of castrol, as well as all new timing and oiling components.

Thanks in advance,
Mike O
74 02, motor under the knife
76 02


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