Thank you for purchasing a set of Giannone Performance Products, Inc., MGP Connecting Rods. We appreciate your business. Certain precautions must be taken as instructed to ensure long trouble free service life. DO NOT LEAVE RODS TORQUED either in a box or in an engine for a period longer than 6 months without any heat cycles. If rods are not in use, all rod bolts need to have the torque pressure taken off the bolts and then re-torqued per these written instructions when in use again or for the first time.
First, remove the cap from the rod body, wash the rod cap, body and bolt making sure to keep the cap and body together. When reassembling apply 50w motor oil to the bolt and washer and torque to the specification listed below.
Serrations ILS * extreme caution must be taken when assembling the connecting rods. Damage to the serration surfaces and bolt threads will affect housing bore dimension. It is essential that the serration surfaces and bolt threads be free of nicks, scratches or debris. Due to this unique design innovation engineered by Michael Giannone, no feeler gauge is required. “DO NOT STEP TORQUE ROD BOLTS” * Serration ILS: Patent Pending*
TORQUE THIS SET OF ROD BOLTS TO: FT. LBS. DO NOT STEP TORQUE – USE 50W MOTOR OIL
Per our recommendation the vertical clearance on rods should be .003-.0035 and the side clearance should be a minimum of .015 and maximum of .020. These specifications are for all rod models and every engine combination. We have seen NO advantage to opening up or tightening clearances beyond recommendations. If we may be of assistance in answering any questions please do no hesitate to contact us at: PH: 719-219-3107 FAX:719-219-3078 EMAIL:Anthonymgprods@gmail.com Or visit our website at www.mgpconnectingrods.com
MGP will continue to operate with the same intentions that my dad Michael Giannone put in place that has made us the leader in aluminum connecting rod technology. We strive to produce “Only the best on time, every time” in my dad, Michael Giannone's Memory. Sincerely, Anthony Giannone
Product Disclaimer: Products from Giannone Performance Products, Inc. are intended for use in high performance racing engines & Hold: “NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OR MERCHANTABILITY FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.” Giannone Performance Products, Inc. will not be held liable for any failure or damage caused directly or indirectly from use of these products. The installation & use of these products shall be conclusive evidence that the user assumes full responsibility for any damage caused directly or indirectly by the use of these products.