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Old 03-22-2012, 06:21 AM   #19
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I would like to add that it is very important that the bearing surfaces be COMPLETELY free of any oil before installing the bearings. Same goes for the connecting rods. I use brake parts cleaner and spray the block and connecting rods to remove any oily residue. I also wear surgical gloves and only touch the bearings while wearing these. After you plastigage for clearance, pull crank out of block and apply your assembly lube. Any brand is o.k all others are just hype. I personally use a moly based lube from NAPA. I like to run the engine for about 50 miles and then dump the oil and put some mobil one and a new filter. Amsoil is crap. Motorcraft filters ONLY!
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