I've been up & down and all over the place, but mostly down lately with this whole thing, so that really boosts me up.
What about that little tiny bruise on the corner of the rod bearing?
You can see it in picture numbers 5 & 6, it's the top left corner of the bearing.
It definitely hit the ground on that corner.
I feel like that little bruise or burr will contact the journal & make a small groove in it?
Or is the journal tough enough and the shell that soft where the shell will deform/reform (reduce that burr) to the point it won't matter?
Or can I knock it down a bit, back to flush, with a piece of wood rubbed across it?
So insert plastigauge thread between bottom bearing & journal, torque rod cap, then turn 45 degrees, and then remove rod cap & measure the squashed plastigauge thread?get plastigage and measure that rod bearing clearance on that rod with it torqued and angled maybe 45 degrees
Do I do the 45* swing (normal rotation I assume) then back it up 45*'s & remove rod cap?