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How to Build a 4-Cylinder Engine

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Some time ago you decided to build an engine or perhaps rebuild the one you had. You bought some brand new components, reconditioned some used parts, thoroughly cleaned the components inside and out and inspected them to manufacturer specifications. Now you are ready to assemble your 4 cylinder engine. Planning, patience and attention to detail will be your best tools at this point.

Step 1

Mount the engine block on an engine stand; apply a coat of oil resistant sealant to the core and oil gallery plugs and install them on the block.

Step 2

Install the main bearing faces on the bottom of the block, coat them with engine assembly lube, and lay the crankshaft in place.