1. When assembly connecting rod based on manual all 6 connecting rods should face the same direction (when I face the front of the engine the oil holes of all six connecting rods are on my left). Is this correct? If that is the case cylinder 1, 3, 5 and 2, 4, 6 will have different oil spill pattern because the piston movements are different between 1, 3, 5 and 2, 4, 6. Should I assembly 1, 3, 5 and make the oil holes face the center (1, 3, 5 and 2, 4, 6 facing each other)? What is the right way to arrange all the connecting rods?
2. I took all 24 hydraulic lifter off. When I try to press the middle of the non-flat side of a lifter (the other side is flat with a hole in the center) it is not moving at all. Is that normal? How I can clean a lifter. I got a blown head gasket so water got into oil, thus lifters too.
Friday, June 10th, 2011 AT 3:29 AM