I am rebuilding another briggs 205432 engine and I bought a standard connecting rod for it. The crank miked fine and I installed the rod cap so the oil hole is toward the cam shaft. The engine turns over a little hard after I torqued the rod bolts to 100 inch pounds is that normal until it brakes in?The person told me that it burned oil quite a bid so today he came and told me it is a lot better since I put the rings in.
The engine threw a rod so I polished the crank up and it miked fine and I bought a new rod and piston and I assume the hole in the bottom rod cap goes toward the cam gear?There shouldn't really be any resistance to turning in the big end bearing. Did you install the bearing cap the same way it came out? That's really important to correct fit. Also, did you check the crank for out-of-roundness by taking two measurements at a 90 degree angle?
Yes I tried it a couple times and the engine runs well. I did torque the bolts after I tightened the rod evenly thanks for the help.I believe that's the correct orientation for the bearing cap. Sometimes, you have to try it a couple times to get it just right. Also, make sure that you torque the rod bolts evenly; otherwise, you might damage the part or lock it up.