Connecting Rod Department Services
>Center to center 4” to 66”
>Housing bores .250 to 15”
>Pin bushing replacement
Diesel Connecting Rod Reconditioning
The connecting rod plays a critical role in the engine. The connecting rod is under tremendous stress, with the weight of the piston reciprocating on top, while changing direction thousands of times per minute. This continuous stopping and changing of direction combined with the weight of the piston and speed of the engine hammer on the bearings and stress the rod bolts which hold everything together.Proper geometrical alignment and bearing surfaces that are smooth and perfectly round ensure long engine life. Unwanted Lobing, chatter or misalignment will affect the engine's efficiency. One of the most important aspects of rebuilding an engine is to recondition the connecting rods. Reconditioning rods involves cleaning them thoroughly, then checking them with magnetic particle inspection for any cracks. Then the rods are checked for straightness because any bend or twist in the rod may result in oil clearance problems and likely lead to a failure. A visual inspection of the rods will also include looking for any signs of overheating, which may be indicated by a "bluish" appearance. If the rod has been overheated, its structural integrity may have been compromised.