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Old 08-24-2014, 05:54 PM
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So, what you do, is take a piece of plastigauge, which is getting hard to find these days, but parts stores still have it sometimes, and place it between the bearing and the crank, then you tighten the cap down, torque it, then take it back apart. You then measure the width that it smashed down to to find your clearance. The plastigauge comes in different colors to denote the size clearance you are trying to adjust for. One key thing, do this one cap at a time, and do NOT rotate the motor. (That is actually on the instructions! Obviously someone has!)
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