T54330 Master Rod Cap Lifter for GE FDL Engines
Changing Conn Rod Bearings on GE Engines requires the lowering and raising of the Conn Rod Cap. This tool reduces the manual effort required to perform this operation.
Recommended Procedure: Install a T14062 Piston Retainer on one side at cylinder location of the bearing change. On the other side of the engine install a T23221 Piston Retainer (much longer leg keeps piston well into cylinder). Bar the engine so the master rod cap swings toward the cylinder that has the T23221 (long) piston retainer installed. Land both pistons on their respective retainers. Remove cap bolts and install the T54330 Master Rod Cap Lifter through the doorway where the T14062 (short) piston retainer is installed. (See application photo). Wiggle the lifter so as to release the cap and then lower it into the crankcase. Rotate crankshaft further to uncover the upper bearing. Pistons and Rods will be held up by their respective piston retainers. Remove bearing halves, clean cap and rod surfaces, install new bearing, and rotate crank back into location. Lift cap into location and bolt.