How to Install Main & Rod Bearings?

Answer Installing crankshaft main bearings and connecting rod bearings is much more involved than simply pressing the bearings into place and bolting the components into the engine. To prevent each bearin... Read More »

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How to Install Main Bearings and Rod Bearings in a 350 Chevy?

The Chevrolet 350 engine uses a crankshaft located in the bottom of the engine to move power from the pistons to the transmission and the drive wheels. The crankshaft has round portions that are on... Read More »

How to Install Main Bearings Without Removing the Engine?

Replacing main bearings is a critical part of any engine rebuild. They are usually replaced along with other internal parts while the engine is out and completely disassembled. This allows for a co... Read More »

How to Install Main Bearings With a Crank in a Block?

The crankshaft in an engine translates the up and down motion of the piston into circular motion for the transmission and wheels. It consists of off-set axles held in place by axles in line with th... Read More »

How to Replace Main Bearings?

Main bearings are sleeve type oil film bearings that support spinning crankshafts in internal combustion engines, such as diesel and most gasoline engines. They consist of two steel half shells tha... Read More »