MED EN40B CRANKSHAFT KIT - MINI
( £2,833.33 EXC VAT )
Plastigauge is a precision clearance gauge for the measurement of clearance between fitted surfaces.
It is particularly useful for measuring clearances in split bearings or in situations where a feeler gauge cannot be inserted.
As used on all engine builds here at MED to ensure correct build tolerances. We wouldn't build an engine without it!
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Flexigauge is precision manufactured plastic strip. It is available in four sizes and is used to check clearance of main and connecting rod bearings, and is suitable for Automotive, Marine and Industrial applications.
Flexigauge strips - 12-inces long - are packed in individual envelopes, which are marked in appropriate graduation - one side in thousandths of an inch and the other side in millimetres. Ten strips in their envelopes are packed in their appropriate coloured carton.
Directions for use, which are printed on the outside of each carton for easy reference, are as follows:
When checking main bearings, with the cap supporting the crankshaft, the weight of the crankshaft and flywheel must be taken off the bearing caps to avoid inaccurate results. This can be done, for example, by ‘ jacking’ on the crankshaft balance weight. Main and connecting rod bearing clearances should be checked on the area of least journal wear. Main bearing checks should be made with the adjacent crankpin situated about 30 degrees after bottom dead centre.