0.10 to 0.23 mm

1. Remove crankcase lower section.

2. Remove oil from bearing shell and bearing journal.

3, Place Plastigage having width of bearing on crankshaft journal in axial direction. Install crankcase lower section carefully and tighten to specified torque.


Do not turn crankshaft while measuring.

Checking End Play

â– Use Special Tool VW 387 to check end play.

Play of new bearings: 0.110 to 0.312 mm Wear limit: 0.40 mm

4. Remove crankcase lower section. Read wiuth of flattened Plastigage from measuring scale. Corresponding value on measuring scale equals the bearing clearance.

Play of new bearings: 0.020 to 0.098 mm Wear limit: 0.16 mm

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