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Install the crankshaft into the main bearings dry. Apply a strip ofPlastigage to the entire crankshaft-bearing surface, then install themain cap and torque properly. Do not rotate the crankshaft during thePlastigage clearance check. Remove the cap and compare the strip ofPlastigage to the chart on the package. As the Plastigage is squeezed bythe bearings, the strip will become wider. The clearance should be inthe .001 to .0025 range for proper oil control.