Section VI. VALVES AND CAMSHAFT MAINTENANCE
CAMSHAFT AND TAPPET INSTALLATION
1/2 in. x 18 in. Wooden dowel rods (Item 104, Appendix C)
EQUIPMENT CONDITIONS: Negative battery cable disconnected at shunt.
(Refer to TM 5-3810-306-20.)
Valve cover removed. (Refer to TM 5-3810-306-20.)
Rocker levers and push rods removed.
1. POSITION TAPPETS (6) AWAY FROM CAMSHAFT
a. Cut a slot in each dowel rod .75 in. (19 mm)
deep using a hacksaw.
b. Insert dowels through push rod holes and into
top of each tappet securely. When properly
installed, dowels can be used to pull tappets up
and should not be able to be pulled out without
Pull tappets (6) up and wrap a rubber band
around top of dowel rods. This will prevent
tappets from dropping down.
2. REMOVE CAMSHAFT (2).
a. Rotate engine to align crankshaft to camshaft