ARP ROD BOLT STRETCH GAUGE
( £162.50 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.
See the Additional Information tab for further detail.
Supplied in 10-strip packs for size 0.001-inch to 0.003-inch.
Flexigauge is a precision manufactured plastic strip, 12-inches long and packed in individual envelopes. These are marked in appropriate graduation - one side in thousandths of an inch and the other side in millimetres.
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.