I've got a '95 Talon with a spun rod bearing. I've never changed a rod bearing before, any tips would be helpful.
I never have. I've put new rods and pistons in a 4g63 before with the motor still in the car and the head still on it. Just disconnect the rods from the crank, take out the spark plugs to relieve vacuum/compression in the cylinders, and pull the pistons and rods out as one. Then you just compress the rings on the new pistons and put them in from the bottom. Several guys I know have done this when putting forged internals in their Honda motors as well. It's pretty common. There's a perk to having FWD with no subframe in the way of the bottom of the motor.lol yeah head. You said he should replace the pistons, and you need to remove the head to remove the pistons
The webs he is speaking of does not exist on a 4g63. This is part of the reason they crank walk though. I've put new internals into two different 4g63s and neither time did I take the head off. How do you get it by the crank? You turn the ****ing thing dumbass. lol You put a torque bar on the center bolt of the crank and rotate it so that the piston is at the bottom, then move the rod off the crank (with spark plug out to relieve compression) and push the piston about halfway up the cylinder, then you rotate the crank 90* and pull it all out as one unit. Move on the next rod/piston and repeat.huh thats cool, I had a 4g63 before (when I was like 17) and I thought I had to replace the piston rings and I researched and I read I was gonna have to remove the head to take off the pistons.
I thought that what this guy says made sense
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