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Originally Posted by gsxrken View Post
Nice work JF. I have used aluminum foil for similar blocking off purposes or masking things off when painting, too. Easy and maybe cheaper than tons of blue tape.

I've never been that far into these flat six motors and didn't realize the big ends of the rods were accessible without opening the case. But obviously they are...
When removing them you hold on to the rod cap on one side and pull off the rod from the other side.
The old rod bearings were coming out of the rod caps while doing this though and they would stay on the crank journals with oil surface tension and slowly rotate around from gravity but I put a long skinny mechanics magnet in there to grip on to the rod bearings before they would fall down into the case. That would have been easier with 3 hands but I got it done without dropping any.
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