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Main caps jointing compound ??


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Hi Ray,

Since I got you going on your balance question, I'll finish up your main caps.

Do not put any kind of compound between the main caps and block. The only place sealer is used is on the rear main cap. A small line of sealer is commonly used to supplement the round main seal, and the side seals. Put a little oil on your finger and rub it on the side of the rear main cap and coresponding area of the block. Torque the cap down, Then put a little sealer on the rubber side seals and PUSH them in. Also make sure to clean the bolts, and put engine oil on the threads and under the head of the bolts. Torque main bolts to 40 lbs.

DO NOT put any LocTite behind the bearing shells.



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