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Piston-Pin Connecting Rod Assembly, Press Fit

Special Tools

Special Tool(s)



  1. Use the Piston Pin Tool to press the piston pin out from the piston assembly and connecting rod.


  1. Remove the connecting rod and piston rings from the piston.
  2. Clean and inspect the piston, piston pin and connecting rod.



  1. CAUTION: PIP mark on pistons and squirt groove on connecting rods must be located on the intake side of engine or possible engine damage may occur.

CAUTION: The arrow on the piston must point toward the front of the engine or engine damage may occur.

Lubricate the piston pin and piston pin bore with clean engine oil.


  1. Position the piston pin in the bore aligned with the connecting rod bore.


  1. Use the Piston Pin Tool to press the piston pin into the piston and connecting rod assembly.
  2. Fit and install the piston rings.