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Ensure that piston rings remain compressed while performing step 3. If
piston rings catch on cylinder block, remove piston from cylinder bore (7)
and repeat steps 2 and 3. Failure to follow this caution may result in
damage to piston rings.
Ensure that depression on top of piston faces toward outside of engine.
3. Install piston ring compressor (6) about 1/4 in.
(6.35 mm) above bottom of piston
piston. Ensure that piston ring compressor is flush with cylinder bore. Tap piston and
connecting rod assembly (5) into cylinder bore.
Ensure that connecting rod bearings are installed with tang slots toward
outside of engine.
4. Install upper connecting rod bearing on piston and connecting rod assembly (5). Guide
connecting rod onto crankshaft (1) journal. Remove hoses (2).
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