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Fellow Dodge owners, I really need your help. I am a bit in over my head. I am doing a top end rebuild on my 97 3.9L v6. I have taken re manned heads back in and bolted down to 105 ft. lbs. I have no clue how to put my new rods and rockers back in. This is my first time rebuilding an engine so any pointers, procedures or best practices you can provide me is really help. Chilton's book is a bit confusing. They say that when re-installing the heads, the engine should not be in Top Dead Center on #1 cylinder. However, in their install section for the rocker arms, it says to be in TDC. Confusing. The way I understand installing the rockers and rods is to go cylinder by cylinder, installing rods when the piston is at bottom dead center on the compression stroke. Can somebody help me to get this done right? Or if there is a good reference book, website or instruction that I can go by?
 
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