1. Mark each big end cap and connecting rod to identify both items as a matched pair and to identify the correct orientation of the bearing cap to the connecting rod.
2. Release the connecting rod bolts and remove the big end cap. Ensure that the bearing shell remains in place in the cap.
1. Big end cap; 2. Connecting rod bolt
Note: It may be necessary to gently tap the big end cap with a rubber mallet to release the cap.
3. Push the connecting rod up through the crankcase and collect the piston and connecting rod from the top.
4. Label the assembly to identify the cylinder from which it was removed.
Caution! Never reuse connecting rod bolts. If the connecting rod cap is disturbed, always renew the bolts. Using the original bolts may lead to severe engine damage.
5. Detach the piston from the connecting rod (see Piston - removal).