BHW rod bearing location

dillenger1

Veteran Member
Joined
Nov 22, 2007
Location
cleveland,ohio
TDI
2015 gsw tdi
so my crank has been cut .25mm and i have the appropriate oem rod bearings.4 are labeled "sputter" with an aditional shiny coating on the back.bhw rods dont have locating tabs.i assume the "sputter halfs are for the upper rod(piston side)to take additional force.the factory manual notes something about a black identification line on the bearing for top.i do not have that.was wondering if anyone has been through this?
 

Matt-98AHU

Loose Nut Behind the Wheel Vendor
Joined
Apr 23, 2006
Location
Vallejo, CA
TDI
2014 Passat SE DSG, 2005 Passat wagon, 2004 Touareg V10.
Yes, the sputter bearings go on the top/piston side of the rod, not the cap.
 
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