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Why are half the connecting rods painted?

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  • Why are half the connecting rods painted?

    Just a curious question.. Why are they painted?

  • #2
    Maybe?? they are put into a machine to break the end off and they might have to go in that machine a certain way?

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      • #4
        Ok. Why is the lower half of each connecting rod painted. The piston pin half has no paint on it.


        • #5
          Any pictures ?


          • #6
            ...maybe they only had a 1/2 can of paint


            • #7
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              Maybe Chrysler was having problems with the rods cracking in that area and painting the area with a light colour might show oil stained cracks better upon an inspection or overhaul, without resorting to Magnafluxing. Just a wild guess, I'm sure someone will blow that theory out of the water quick
              Last edited by jimmbo; September 30th, 2017, 01:00 AM.