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Old 11-13-2012, 11:57 AM
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Having both rods on the journal doesn't mean the rod being torqued will be "leaning" on the adjacent rod unless the oil clearance was huge or the rod side clearance insufficient unless there are spacers (like feeler gauges) used between the adjacent rods.

There will be no twisting force applied to the rod during torquing.
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