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2008 6.6L Duramax – CAMSHAFT AND BEARINGS CLEANING AND INSPECTION

1. Clean the camshaft.

IMPORTANT: The camshaft bearings are not serviceable. If the camshaft bearings are damaged, the engine must be                              replaced.

2. Visually inspect the camshaft bearings in the engine block for the following conditions:
• Scoring
• Nicks
• Damage caused by lack o f lubrication
• Misaligned oil feed holes

3. Measure the camshaft journal diameter.
• The production value is 60 .9 32-60.962 mm (2.3990-2.4001 in) and service limit is 60.920 mm (2 .3 9 8 4 in).
• Replace the camshaft if the measured value is less than service limit.

4. Measure the camshaft lobe lift. The production value for intake is 7.273 mm (0.2863 in).
5. The production value for exhaust is 5.907 mm (0.2326 in).
6 . Replace the camshaft if the measured value is less than the service limit.

7. Measure the camshaft runout.
• Mount the camshaft on the V-blocks.
• Use J 7872 to measure the camshaft runout.
• The runout service limit is 0.05 mm (0.0020 in).
8. Replace the camshaft if the run-out is over the service limit.