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ENGINE
75
Installation
1. Check that the cam chain tensioner cap and
spring have been removed; see
Cam Chain
Tensioner
in this chapter.
2. Check that the 4 rubber plugs at the ends of
the camshafts are in place and in good
condition (Figure 12). When installing new
plugs, coat the curved sides of the plugs with
silicone sealant.
NOTE
l f the rubber plugs leak oil, you m a y be
able to stop it by removing and cleaning
the plugs, then wrapping them around
their crrcumference with
5 or
6 turns of
Tejlon tape, such as plumbing pipe
lhread sealing tape.
3.
Inspect the top cam chain guide in the valve
cover (Figure 13) and replace it if worn deeper
than the service limit in Table I (Figure 14).
4. Place a new valve cover gasket and the valve
cover on the cylinder head. The arrow on the
cover points to the front (Figure 15).
5. Install the valve cover bolts and torque
them as specified in Table 2 (Figure
11).
6. On U.S.
models,
install the suction cover
bolts and torque them as specified in Table 2
(Figure 10). Install the hoses on the suction
covers and slide the hose clamps into place.
7. Install the cam chain tensioner cross wedge
spring and cap; see Cam
Chain
Tensioner
Installation
in this chapter.
8. Install the ignition coils and connect the
primary coil wires (Figure 9). The yellow/red
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