3. Other operations on the block
the engine over again and fit the big end caps - using new 12 sided nuts,
torque down to 40 ft lbs.
Here a new spigot bearing is being fitted to the crankshaft using an input shaft and an old bearing as a mandrel to drive it in without damage.
|The new oil pump - fitted with its drive dog......|
|...... new gasket on the pick up strainer, ready to be bolted to the pump....|
|.... like this.|
|Studs inserted and new gasket fitted - note the shape, this is the correct one to use in a 5 bearing engine - the other similar one belongs to the 3 bearing engine.|
|The cam, all coated in Graphogen, ready to be inserted......|
|...... gently, supporting it as it goes in to avoid nicking the cam bearings with the cam lobes.|
|Once in place, we can fit the oil pump.....|
|..... and fit the three retaining nuts & washers.|
|New oil seal fitted in the oil filter housing.|
|The oil pressure relief valve components.|
|Assembled, ready to go in.|
|Compressing the spring the inch or so to get the thread started is quite easy here - less so when the engine is in the car!|