Originally Posted by SoCal_Scooby
Any tricks to picking the correct main bearing and rod bearing sizes?
Plasti gauge or mic the ones you have. If you mic you need to measure three areas bearing crack and block if its ben line honed. It's easier then plasti gauge, since you will have exact tolerances.
Check clearances with oil or assembly lube to substitute oil. Those aren't tricks lol.
You can remove the transmission and rear diff and leave the axles in the hubs that's a trick of mine I've learned.
Cant seat transmission? Checked everything? Try turning the motor over while having someone push in on the trans. Sometimes the splines wont line up perfect.
Battery can stay in while changing plugs.
*Fill your oil filter before you install it.* I've always done this on everything some cars you can only add so much. Some is better then non on start up.
pb blaster and big end channel lock pliers works great on exhaust hangers. Especially the heavy duty pita ones.
If I think of anything else I'll post it.