Originally Posted by disston
I once suggested Plastigauge on another forum and was told it does not work. It's not made for this application. It is made for crank pins and rod bearings and it works there. This may not make a lot of sense but people who supposedly know say it won't work.
As far as I know, the way to use plastigauge is to measure the width of the squashed plastigauge after it has been removed from the test location (big ends etc) The specific size of plastigauge used can be cross referenced with the 'squashed width' to determine clearance.