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      04-01-2013, 10:53 PM   #34

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Originally Posted by dd1981 View Post
Nice. I love reading stuff like this. 90k and still pulling strong.

So to change the upper and lower rod bearings, all you had to do was drain the oil and drop the pan? Everything was accessible that way?
I've never worked inside an S65, but I've done a rod bearing replacement without removing the crank before. You can change the rod bearings by working in groups. I don't know the firing order of the S65, but you rotate the crank and work on pistons that are at bottom dead center. You pull the cap, put the rod bolts back in, then push the piston up with your fingers (you pulled the spark plugs before you started). It's pretty easy to get the clearance you need to remove the rod-side bearing.
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