Remove & Install Valve
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Fluid Spillage Containment
Care must be taken to ensure that fluids are contained during
performance of inspection, maintenance, testing, adjusting and
repair of the machine. Be prepared to collect the fluid with
suitable containers before opening any compartment or
disassembling any component containing fluids. Refer to
'"Tools And Shop Products Guide", NENG2500 for tools and
supplies suitable to collect and contain fluids in Caterpillar
machines. Dispose of fluids according to local regulations and
Remove bolts (1) and the washers that hold the valve
cover to the inlet manifold. Remove the valve cover and
Remove the gasket from the valve cover. Use
8T-9011 Component Cleaner to dean the valve cover.
The following steps are for the installation of the
valve cover and gasket.
For later valve cover gaskets which have a rubber
bead on one side, no adhesive is required. The
gasket is designed to be installed dry.
Be sure the mating surface of the valve cover and the
inlet manifold is thoroughly clean.
For earlier cork type gaskets apply 8T-9021
Depend No-Mix Adhesive to the mating surface of
the valve cover between each mounting bolt hole.
Position a cork type valve cover gasket in the
3114 Valve Cover Tightening Sequence
3116 & 3126 Valve Cover Tightening Sequence
Put the valve cover in position on the inlet manifold.
Install the bolts and washers that hold it.
Tighten the bolts in the number sequence shown in the
appropriate illustration to a torque of 12 ± 3 Nm (9 ±
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