Cam Chain Installation

NOTE: Keep the cam chain away from magnetic fields.

1.Set the crankshaft to top dead center (TDC). Align the TDC mark (A) on the crankshaft sprocket with the pointer (B) on the engine block.


2.Set the camshaft to TDC. The ‘‘UP'' mark (A) on the cam chain sprocket should be at the top. Align the TDC marks on the intake camshaft gear and the exhaust camshaft gear.


3.Install the cam chain on the crankshaft sprocket with the colored piece (A) aligned with the punch mark (B) on the crankshaft sprocket.


4.Install the cam chain on the camshaft sprocket with the punch marks (A) aligned with the two colored pieces (B).


5.Apply new engine oil to the threads of the tensioner arm mounting bolt (A), then install the tensioner arm (B).


6.Install the auto-tensioner.


7.Remove the pin from the auto-tensioner.


8.Check the chain case oil seal for damage. If the oil seal is damaged, replace the chain case oil seal.

9.Remove all of the old liquid gasket from the chain case mating surfaces, bolts, and bolt holes.

10.Clean and dry the chain case mating surfaces.

11.Apply liquid gasket, P/N 08C70-K0234M, 08C70- K0334M, evenly to the engine block and lower block mating surface of the chain case.


12.Apply liquid gasket to the engine block upper surface contact areas (A) and lower block upper surface contact areas (B) on the chain case.

13.Apply liquid gasket, P/N 08C70-K0234M or 08C70- K0334M, evenly to the oil pan mating surface of the chain case and the inner threads of the holes.

NOTE: Do not install the parts if 4 minutes or more have elapsed since applying liquid gasket. Instead, reapply liquid gasket after removing old residue.

14.Set the edge of the chain case (A) to the edge of the oil pan (B), then install the chain case on the block (C). Wipe off excess liquid gasket on the oil pan and chain case mating area.

  • When installing the chain case, do not slide the bottom surface on the oil pan mounting surface.
  • Wait at least 30 minutes before filling the engine with oil.
  • Do not run the engine for at least 3 hours after installing the chain case.



15.Install the engine mount bracket and bolts, then tighten all bolts securely.


16.Install the crankshaft pulley.

17.Install the side engine mount bracket.

18.Install the drive belt.

19.Install the splash shield.

20.Install the right front wheel.