This video shows how to use Plastigage to check bearing clearances in an engine. Plastigage can be used to check all kinds of clearances, but engine and bearing clearances are among the most common. Remember there are several different kinds of Plastigage, so be sure to pick the right size for your application. Plastigage is not a replacement for precision measurements, but it can be a good quick check that you can used for engine assembly. In addition to using Plastigage, this video also shows how to use a degree wheel when torquing fasteners.

The best place for answers to your automotive questions: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/

Here's some useful links for you:

Tools:

Plastigage:

Summit Racing® Plastigage SUM-PG1Summit Racing® Plastigage SUM-PG1
Plastigage, Green Kit, 0.001 in.-0.003 in./.025mm-.076mm, Range, Each



Bore gage:

Fowler 72-646-300 Gauge Cyl Bore 2Fowler 72-646-300 Gauge Cyl Bore 2"-6"
Range: 2" - 6", Graduation: .0005”, Carbide anvils, Insulated grip, Chrome plated handle



Micrometer set:

Fowler 72-224-103 0-3Fowler 72-224-103 0-3" Digit Counter Micrometer Set
Digital counter reads .001", Resolution: .0001", Microfine graduations on satin chrome, Carbide tipped measuring faces




Torque angle gage:

OTC 4554 Torque Angle Gauge - 1/2OTC 4554 Torque Angle Gauge - 1/2" Drive
Required when servicing many late model engines that use torque-to-yield fasteners. Measures angle of rotation after pre-torque in torque-angle applications.


 

end faq

Other info

5.3L specs: http://www.m2omarine.com/resources/Indmar_6.0LQ9RepairSpecs.pdf

Related Videos:

Leak Down Testing:

5.3L Engine Swap Part 1:

5.3L Engine Swap Part 2:

5.3L Engine Swap Part 3:

5.3L Engine Swap Part 3.5:

5.3L Engine Swap Part 4:

5.3L Engine Swap Part 5:

end faq


Discussion about this video: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/../50577-how-to-use-plastigage#94068

EricTheCarGuy code lookup: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/obd-code-lookup

Find me on:

facebooktwitterGoogle Plusyoutubeetcg1flickr logoInstagram Logo 60

Want more content from ETCG? Information on Premium Membership: http://www.ericthecarguy.com/premium...

stay dirty seal



ETCG

Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, it cannot guarantee against unauthorized modifications of this information, or improper use of this information. EricTheCarGuy assumes no liability for property damage or injury incurred as a result of any of the information contained in this video. EricTheCarGuy recommends safe practices when working with power tools, automotive lifts, lifting tools, jack stands, electrical equipment, blunt instruments, chemicals, lubricants, or any other tools or equipment seen or implied in this video. Due to factors beyond the control of EricTheCarGuy, no information contained in this video shall create any express or implied warranty or guarantee of any particular result. Any injury, damage or loss that may result from improper use of these tools, equipment, or the information contained in this video is the sole responsibility of the user and not EricTheCarGuy®.