2-22 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Water Hoses and Connections Inspection
Remove the radiator shrouds (see Radiator Shroud Re-
moval in the Frame chapter).
The high pressure inside the water hoses [A] can cause
coolant to leak [B] or the hose to burst if the line is not
properly maintained. Visually inspect the hoses for signs
of deterioration. Squeeze the hoses. A hose should not
be hard and brittle, nor should it be soft or swollen.
Replace the hose if any fraying, cracks [C] or bulges [D]
Check that the hoses are securely connected and clamps
are installed correctly.
Engine Top End
Valve Clearance Inspection
Valve clearance must be checked and adjusted when
the engine is cold (at room temperature).
Cylinder Head Cover (see Cylinder Head Cover Re-
moval in the Engine Top End chapter)
Timing Inspection Cap [A]
Flywheel Nut Cap [B]
Special Tool - Filler Cap Driver: 57001-1454
Bring the piston to the TDC of its compression stroke to
inspect the valve clearance (the position at the end of the
compression stroke), when the cam lobe faces outside of
Place a wrench over the flywheel nut and turn it counter-
clockwise to align the TDC mark [A] with the center of the
grooves [B] of the inspection hole.