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2008 6.6L Duramax – CAMSHAFT INSTALLATION – Installation

1. Install the camshaft thrust plate to the camshaft.
2. Install the camshaft driven gear.

3. Install a new camshaft driven gear bolt.
Leave the bolt finger tight.

4. Install the camshaft and gear assembly into the cylinder block, aligning the camshaft gear to the crankshaft gear          as shown.
NOTE: Refer to Fastener Notice.

5. Install the camshaft thrust plate bolts.
Tighten: Tighten the camshaft thrust plate bolts to 22 N.m (16 lb ft).

6. Remove the exciter ring bolt that was installed to hold the spring tension of the two piece cam gear.

7. Install the camshaft position sensor exciter ring to the camshaft gear.
8. Install the camshaft position sensor exciter ring bolts.
Tighten: Tighten the camshaft position sensor exciter ring bolts to 9 N.m (80 lb in).

9. Block the crankshaft from turning using a wooden handle.
10. Install the new camshaft gear bolt.
Tighten: Tighten the new camshaft gear bolt to 234 N.m (173 lb ft).

11. Measure the camshaft end play with J 7872 .
• The production value is 0 .0 5 0-0.114 mm (0 .0020-0.0045 in) and service limit is 0.2 mm (0 .0 0 7 9 in).
• Replace the camshaft gear or the camshaft thrust plate i f measured value exceeds the service limit.