Connecting Rod Orientation. - is it correct?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by mrhuntnpeck, Nov 22, 2003.

  1. mrhuntnpeck

    mrhuntnpeck Guest

    I started to assemble my 89 volvo 240 engine
    it is a b230 non turbo.

    I took the rods with the pistons into the shop and had new wrist pin
    bushings fitted, and he resized the rods.

    He gave them back disassembled.

    The pistons have an arrow that faces the front of the engine so that
    is easy.

    The connecting rods have the cylinder number (1-4) stamped into one
    side of the con rod and the cap.

    on the opposite side of the number is a letter P

    I think The "P" was on the drivers side of the engine, and the number
    (1 to 4) stamps on the passenger side. what is P? (might mean
    something is swedish?)

    I want to be sure I have this right, would anyone know for sure?

    I don't want to go ahead till I can verify, getting them bass ackwards
    might be a bad thing.. ...

    mrhuntnpeck, Nov 22, 2003
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  2. mrhuntnpeck

    mrhuntnpeck Guest

    I think Ii answered my own question.

    found a page here:

    it says
    "The numbers on the rod should be placed
    towards the side of the oil-cleaner, and the pistons have a sign, an
    arrow that should point forward."

    so, the passenger side (or oil filter side) has the number stamps,
    guess I was right.

    mrhuntnpeck, Nov 23, 2003
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