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CAUTION: DO NOT use a number stamp or a punch to mark connecting rods or caps, as damage to connecting rods could occur
NOTE: Connecting rods and bearing caps are not interchangeable and should be marked before removing to ensure correct reassembly.
CAUTION: Care must be taken not to damage the fractured rod and cap joint face surfaces, as engine damage may occur.
CAUTION: Care must be taken not to nick crankshaft journals, as engine damage may occur
NOTE: Piston rings are installed in the following order:
Oil ring expander.
Upper oil ring side rail.
Lower oil ring side rail.
No. 2 Intermediate piston ring.
No. 1 Upper piston ring.
CAUTION: Connecting Rod Bolts are Torque to Yield Bolts and Must Not Be Reused. Always replace the Rod Bolts whenever they are loosened or removed.