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Con rod fastener's washers: tabbed or spring washers?

I would use the tabbed washers : they don't affect the torque reading as once the nut is torqued, they bend easily and just lock the nut into place. Loctite - if available - may not always be ...
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On rebuilding an engine: can anyone define "free spinning the crankshaft"?

This is essentially looking for binding. It has nothing to do with how long it will spin on its own inertia. As you progress thru the assembly, it should turn with little effort to ensure there is no ...
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On rebuilding an engine: can anyone define "free spinning the crankshaft"?

After a full rebuild, with every part lubed as it should be I would not expect to be able to spin any 4+ cylinder engine over freely by hand. If say you we're turning it at the flywheel, or the ...
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Rod knock in my engine?

Rod Knock Causes Rod knock is when the hydrodynamic layer of oil between a hydrostatic bearing and a journal is being broken during the 4 cycle combustion process. Additionally, rod knock occurs ...
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Measuring crank and rod journals

A very accurate way to mic your rod and main journals is to use a telescoping gauge set. They looks something like this set: The ends of the "T" are spring loaded and the end at the base of the "T" ...
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Connecting rod bearing

I gave this answer here : Oversize rod bearings question A decent machine shop should machine the crank pins and provide the correct bearings as part of the job.
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What is the name of this linkage part?

Solar Mike is correct. The known terminology to anyone with shop experience will call it a "sway bar end link" it provides stability and attempts to keep your tires planted to the pavement (which is ...

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