How do you use Plastigage bearings?

How do you use Plastigage bearings?

Tear off a piece of plastigage. Open the paper to remove the plastigage, and place the plastigage across the surface of crankshaft. Position the plastigage in the center of the journal surface. Install the bearing cap and torque the bolts to specification.

Where and how would you use Plastigage?

Plastigauge is a measuring tool used for measuring plain bearing clearances, such as in engines. Other uses include marine drive shaft bearings, turbine housing bearings, pump and pressure system bearings, shaft end-float, flatness and clearance in pipe-flanges and cylinder heads.

What is the purpose of Plastigage?

Plastigauge is highly effective for measuring the clearance in large bearings which include Marine Drive Shaft bearings, Turbine housing bearings, Pump and Pressure System bearings. Flatness and clearance in pipe-flanges and cylinder heads are readily checked and measured with standard Plastigauge.

Do you use oil with Plastigage?

A modern engine is a little better off, as the insert is a little harder then babbitt, but you can still improve the Plastigages use, by using oil. To remove the used Plastigage from Shaft, and Bearings, Lacquer Thinner, will take care of it fast.

Which is the most common application of Plastigauge?

Perhaps the most widely used application of PLASTIGAUGE is in the measurement of clearance in plain automotive bearings. This application is described in detail: Remove the engine sump cover to reveal the big-end and its retaining set-screws.

How do you check for clearance on plastigage?

Loosen the bolts of the bearing cap that you want to check clearance on. Remove the bolts and the cap. Wipe the assembly oil off the surface of the crankshaft where you want to check for clearance, using a clean, lint-free paper towel or cloth.

How does Plastigauge work with engine bearings and other surfaces?

How Plastigauge┬«works with engine bearings and other surfaces: PLASTIGAUGE is comprised of a rod or thread of a compliant plastic material of accurately determined cross-section – either circular or square.

What should I use to remove Plastigauge from my car?

Ideally you should remove the PLASTIGAUGE stripe with a clean oily cloth or industrial de-greasing solvent, but users may be assured that any PLASTIGAUGE left behind is oil soluble and cannot harm the engine in any way. home | about | how it works | price list | order online | contact us