Engine Block

Crankshaft Installation (cont'd)


  1. The seal mating surface on the engine block end cover should be dry. Apply a light coat of grease to the crankshaft and to the lip of the seal.
  1. Drive the crankshaft oil seal squarely into the engine block end cover.

  1. Confirm that the clearance is equal all the way around with a feeler gauge.

Clearance: 0.5 - 0.8 mm (0.02 - 0.03 in.)

  1. Clean and dry the engine block end cover mating surfaces.
  1. Apply liquid gasket, part No. 08718-0001 or 08718-0003, evenly to the block mating surface of the engine block end cover and to the inner threads of the bolt holes. Install the dowel pins (A), and the engine block end cover (B) on the cylinder block.

NOTE: Do not install the parts if 5 minutes or more have elapsed since applying the liquid gasket. Instead, reapply liquid gasket after removing the old residue.

  1. After assembly, wait at least 30 minutes before filling the engine with oil.