ENGINE 2

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“With [Engine] Pack 2, you will assemble all the parts of the Crankshaft for your NISSAN GT-R (R35) Engine.”

 

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Parts

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The Crankshaft

NOTE: Assembling this Crankshaft can be confusing, so I put a small graphic together of the final product that we can refer to as we build. These parts are marked with numbers in the order of assembly, starting with the Rear Bearing Crankshaft (marked ‘1’) and ending with the Front Bearing Crankshaft (marked ’19’). You may notice that the Cranks are even numbered and the Shafts (Rods) are odd numbered. I hope this helps:

Step 01

Fit the Rear Bearing Crankshaft (marked ‘1’) to this side of the Crank A (marked ‘2’), as shown.

There are two identical Crank A parts, but each one has a specific number marking. Also, there is a tab on each part that fits into into a slot of the next part so these parts can be aligned correctly:

Secure this Rear Bearing Crankshaft to the Crank A from the other side with two (2) HM screws.

This is your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:

Step 02

Fit the Connecting Rod (marked ‘3’) to the opposite side of Crank A (marked ‘2’), as shown.

There are six identical Connecting Rod parts, but each one has a specific number marking:

Secure this Connecting Rod into place from the other side with two (2) GM screws:

Step 03

Fit the Connecting Rod (marked ‘5’) to this side of Crank E (marked ‘4’), as shown:

Secure this Connecting Rod into place from the other side with two (2) GM screws:

Step 04

Fit this Crank E assembly to the Connecting Rod (marked ‘4’) of the Crank A assembly we built in Steps 1-2, as shown:

Secure this Crank E assembly to the Connecting Rod with two (2) GM screws:

Step 05

Fit the Main Journal (marked ‘7’) to this side of Crank D (marked ‘6’), as shown.

There are two identical Main Journal parts and two identical Crank D parts, but each one has a specific number marking:

Secure the Main Journal into place from the other side with two (2) GM screws:

Next, fit this Crank D assembly to the Connecting Rod (marked ‘5’) of Crank E we attached in the previous step, as shown:

And, secure this Crank D into place with two (2) more GM screws:

Step 06

Fit the Connecting Rod (marked ‘9’) to this side of Crank C (marked ‘8’), as shown.

There are two identical Crank C parts, but each one has a specific number marking:

Secure the Connecting Rod into place from the other side with two (2) GM screws:

Next, fit this Crank C assembly to the Main Journal (marked ‘7’) of Crank D we attached in the previous step as shown, and secure this Crank C assembly into place with two (2) more GM screws:

Step 07

Fit the Connecting Rod (marked ’11’) to this side of Crank B (marked ’10’), as shown.

There are two identical Crank B parts, but each one has a specific number marking:

Secure the Connecting Rod into place from the other side with two (2) GM screws:

Next, fit this Crank B assembly to the Connecting Rod (marked ‘9’) of Crank C we attached in the previous step as shown, and secure this Crank B assembly into place with two (2) more GM screws:

Step 08

Fit the Main Journal (marked ’13’) to this side of Crank D (marked ’12’), as shown.

This Main Journal looks similar on both sides, but the side with the longer slot in it faces towards Crank D:

And, secure the Main Journal into place with two (2) GM screws.

Unfortunately, I did not get a photograph of these exact parts screwed together, but it is the same as Step 05, so here is that picture:

Next, fit this Crank D assembly to the Connecting Rod (marked ’11’) of Crank B we attached in the previous step, as shown:

And, secure this Crank D assembly into place with two (2) more GM screws:

Step 09

Fit the Connecting Rod (marked ’15’) to this side of Crank C (marked ’14’), as shown:

Secure the Connecting Rod into place from the other side with two (2) GM screws:

Next, fit this Crank C assembly to the Main Journal (marked ’13’) of Crank D we attached in the previous step, as shown:

Then, secure this Crank C assembly into place with two (2) more GM screws:

Step 10

Fit the Connecting Rod (marked ’17’) to this side of Crank B (marked ’16’), as shown.

The printed instructions have Crank B looking different than the actual part here. Be sure the smaller slot in the Connecting Rod faces the Crank B:

Secure the Connecting Rod into place from the other side with two (2) GM screws:

Next, fit this Crank B assembly to the Connecting Rod (marked ’15’) of Crank C we attached in the previous step, as shown:

And, secure this Crank B assembly into place with two (2) more GM screws:

Step 11

Fit the Front Bearing Crankshaft (marked ’19’) to this side of Crank A (marked ’18’) as shown, and secure it into place from the other side with two (2) HM screws:

Next, fit this Crank A assembly to the Connecting Rod (marked ’17’) of Crank B we attached in the previous step, as shown:

Then, secure this Crank B assembly into place with two (2) more GM screws:

Thoughts


Wow, this pack was insane! Repetitive yes, but with so many parts to keep track of and attach correctly, it took a lot longer than usual. Thankfully, the entire Crankshaft is make of metal and looks fantastic. I am so pleased to be building the GT-R engine!

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Engine 3 – Conrods/Caps, Domes, Compression Rings, Pistons/Pins

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