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Old 11-12-2012, 09:15 AM
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Your advisor is correct. The normal practice is to install all the rod/piston assemblies before the torque procedure is began.

Not only have the rods on the crank with the rod bolts tightened to about 20 lb., but insert a .017" (or correct thickness) feeler gauge between the rods as you apply the final torque sequence to each pair of rod bolts. That will permit accurate and even torque to be applied to each of the rod bolts.
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