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5.3L Engine Rebuild Page 15

Figure 57
Figure 57
Figure 58
Figure 58

Figure 57. The lifters have been inserted with the trays, and the retainer bolt was treated to a small drop of blue loctite. They are then torqued to 106 inch lbs. The valley cover was also installed, with ARP bolts, and torqued to 18ft lbs.

Figure 58. The front cover is also installed. The bolts are only hand tightened at this point, until the cover can be aligned with the block and the oil pan. ARP bolts are used here.



Figure 60
Figure 60
Figure 59
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Figure 59. The head alignment dowels are installed. At this point, the holes for the head bolts need to be checked and cleaned. This engine block was brand new, and it still has gunk that looks like loctite in the threads, and they will have to be cleaned. A tool to do this will be purchased.

Figure 60. Test fitting the head gasket.


 
 
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