Hopefully life has stabilized again to where I can be active again, mom had another stroke and have had that to deal with......
You MUST use rod bearings from the MDX, main journals are the same, but the rod journals on J37 cranks are 55mm diameter vs the 50mm diameter of all J30 thru J35 cranks.Good to see you back paul. Hopefully you r on the other side of tough times for awhile. I have started my own j36 build and may need to pick your brain on some of the block tolerances. So far I've cross referenced the 08 MDX vs 05 TL for crank/rod/block tolerances and 05 TL vs. 05 RL vs. 08 MDX for piston/rod/block tolerances.
so far they all r lining up well with a few very slight variations. I will take measurements and assemble w plastigage as a double check before final assembly. However I'm sure I will have questions along the way.