BALANCE WEIGHT COVER
Fig. 2. Balance Weight Cover Bolt Tightening
Remove the radiator.
Remove the fan, fan hub and adjusting bracket.
Remove the fifteen bolts, lock washers and plain
washers (Fig. 1) which secure the balance weight cover
Fig. 1. Balance Weight Cover Mounting
to the cylinder block and the front end plate. Remove
The front balance weight cover (Fig. 1) encloses the
the cover and gasket.
front engine balance weights and also serves as a
Remove all traces of the old gasket material from
support for various equipment such as the cooling fan
the cover and the end plate.
support bracket or heat exchanger.
The balance weight cover requires no servicing.
However, when an engine is being completely
reconditioned or the camshaft, balance shaft or front
balance weights need replacing, the balance weight
Affix a new gasket to the balance weight cover.
cover must be removed.
Install the cover in place and install the fifteen
attaching bolts, lock washers and plain washers finger
Refer to Fig. 2 and tighten the bolts to 25-30 lb-ft
Drain the cooling system.
Loosen the hose connections between the radiator
Install the various sub-assemblies that were
and the engine.