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Connecting rod seized to the crank, and need a diagram off engine to put back together

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Buddy its a specialist job to do this job you can strip it easy enough but putting back together takes a specailist

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You would need to replace the rod $70 and needle bearing $30. Both appear to be avaiable at Babbitt's. A dealer would need to tear down the engine all the way then use a hydraulic press to press apart the crankshaft and then mount the new connecting rod and press the shaft back together. Dial gages must be used to get a correct centerline on the crank.

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How too replace connecting rod on a ttr 125l. I have a 2001 ttr 125 with a seized conn big bearing. and I would like to know the proper way of splitting the crank too replace it


The top end comes off then the left and right side covers, flywheel, clutch and shift shaft. Now a case splitter is used to split the center case halves. To replace the bearing you will need a hydraulic press to disassemble and reassemble the crank halves. If the bearing is seized you should replace the bearing, crank pin and the connecting rod. The crank must be realigned using twin dial gages. Personally, I suggest a new crank assembly be purchased from www.babbittsonline.com ( $241 ). I would replace the crank end bearings at the same time and also the sprocket shaft outer bearing and seal. Please rate my answer.

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hi mate have you got oil in the crank case it sounds like you have a seized engine which requires a top end strip to inspect if cant find problem you will need a engine rebuild i will see if i can find a manual bud and i will get back to you

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The piston seize destroys the piston, rings and cylinder wall. Bad enough, and repeated seizing, can get metal bits into the crank rod bearing and crank end bearings and seals. This is serious stuff. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.

Seizing is caused by friction. Not enough lubrication means friction that creates heat. The heat builds and the piston and rings "weld" to the cylinder. A faulty cooling system can also cause heat. Any oil will break down and loose it's lubrication ability when the heat gets too high. A water pump malfunction or plugged coolant lines, leaking coolant hoses, plugged radiator and bad gaskets can create heat.

Other sources are > timing is off, air leak causing the fuel to be too lean, incorrect spark plug heat range, carbon buildup on piston and head causing detonation, motor oil used in gas instead of 2 stroke engine oil and over revs on the engine. I have probably left a few things out but these are the usual causes. Be aware that combinations of small problems can add up to a seize.

The engine needs to be rebuilt. Normally I would just rebuild the top end but since you have had multiple seizes the bottom end is probably contaminated. New crank bearings and seals should be installed. If the cylinder can't be bored then you will need a new cylinder. New piston and rings are also required. Bear in mind, you must find the cause or causes of the heat and fix those problems also. If you don't, the new piston will quickly seize up.

Top rating for this answer! Thanks Kev...

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