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DISASSEMBLY--ENGINE INSTALLED
A.
Driver (57001-286)
2.
The tightening torque for the bevel gear mounting
nut is 2.0 kg-m (14.5 ft-Ibs).
PISTONS, PISTON RINGS
Removal:
eRemove the fuel tank
(Pg.
46).
eRemove the radiator (Pg. 55).
eRemove the radiator fan
(Pg.
55).
eRemove the mufflers and exhaust pipes on both sides
(Pgs.
55 and 56).
eRemove the thermostat (Pg.
63).
eRemove the vacuum switch valve
(Pg.
48)
.
eRemove the upper front air cleaner housing
(Pg.
47).
eRemove the carburetors
(Pg. 49).
eRemove the two lower ignition coils
(Pg.
49).
eRemove the cylinder head cover
(Pg. 65).
eRemove the alternator cover
(Pg.
85)
.
Complete
re-
moval is not required
,
so the leads may be left connect-
ed
.
eRemove the camshaft chain tensioner (Pg. 60)
.
eRemove both camshafts
(Pg.
66)
.
eRemove the cylinder head
(Pg.
69)
.
eRemove the camshaft chain guides
(Pg.
72)
.
eRemove the timing advancer housing
(Pg.
57).
eRemove the timing chain tensioner (Pg. 60)
.
eRemove the solenoid fuel valve
(Pg.
46)
.
eRemove the cylinder block
(Pg.
73).
eWrap a clean cloth around the base of each piston to
secure it in position for removal and so that no parts
or dirt will fall into the
crankcase.
eRemove the piston pin snap ring from the outside of
each piston.
A.
Snap Ring
eRemove each piston by pushing its piston pin out the
side that the snap ring was removed
.
Use the piston
pin puller and adapter
"8"
(special tools) if
necessary.
A.
Piston Pin Puller (57001-910)
B. Adapter "B" (57001-913)
eRemove the top and second rings with the piston ring
pliers (special tool). To remove a ring by
hand,
spread
the ring opening with both
thumbs,
and then push up
on the opposite
side.
A.
Piston Ring Pliers (57001-115)
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