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VW Passat B6 Service Manual ➜ Checking radial clearance of conrods

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4-cyl. injection engine (1.8 and 2.0 l engine, chain drive) - Edition 08.2018  
Checking radial clearance of conrods  
Special tools and workshop equipment required  
♦ Plastigage  
– Remove conrod bearing cap.  
– Clean bearing cap and bearing journal.  
– Place a Plastigage corresponding to the width of the bearing  
on the journal or into the bearing shells.  
– Fit conrod bearing cap and tighten it using old bolts  
⇒ Item 1 (page 80) . When tightening, make sure not to rotate  
– Remove conrod bearing cap again.  
– Compare width of Plastigage with the measurement scale.  
Radial clearance:  
New: 0.02 to 0.06 mm  
Wear limit: 0.09 mm.  
– Renew conrod bolts.  
4. Pistons and conrods  

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