Mechanics

COLOR CODED ROD BEARINGS

1997 Honda Prelude

Engine Mechanical problem
1997 Honda Prelude 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 107000 miles

I have a stock crankshaft and aftermarket pistons and rods. The stock rods all have different color codes. The aftermarket rods say use all green code bearings. Is this correct.
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Gino64
July 25, 2008.



Hi gino64,

If you want to get the most accurate color codes, you need to use plastigage to measure the clearance to determine if it is correct.

Since it is after market conrods, ( what was wrong with the original rods), it most probably won't be as accurate. Marks are punched on the crankshaft and conrods their combination determines the color codes of the bearings.

KHLow2008
Aug 3, 2008.