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Ford Escape: Engine System - General Information / General Procedures - Piston Protrusion Check

Special Tool(s) / General Equipment

Dial Indicator

Check

  1. Verify that the cylinder block deck surface and the pistons are clean.
  1. The piston protrusion is measured in-line front and rear avoiding raised or etched marking.
  1. NOTE: Use a commercially available deck bridge such as the ProformĀ® 66797 Magnetic Deck Bridge or equivalent.

    • Using the dial indicator and a commercially available deck bridge, position at one of the points on the cylinder block deck surface.
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    • Zero the dial indictor on the cylinder block deck surface.
  1. NOTICE: Only rotate the crankshaft clockwise.

    NOTICE: The piston must remain at TDC or an inconsistent reading will result.

    • Position the dial indicator and a commercially available deck bridge, over the piston.
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    • Rotate the crankshaft until the piston is at TDC .
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    • Record the reading.
    • Move the dial indicator and the commercially available deck bridge, on the cylinder block deck surface at the opposite position.
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    • Zero the dial indictor on the cylinder block deck surface.
    • Move the dial indicator and the commercially available deck bridge, onto the piston at the opposite position.
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    • Record the reading.
  1. Average the readings and record.
  1. Repeat on the remaining pistons.
  1. Determine the cylinder head gasket thickness.

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