B3.9 and B5.9 Series Engines
Section 1 - Cylinder Block - Group 01
Anytime a new camshaft is installed, new tappets and
push tubes must be installed to prevent damage to the
camshaft and tappet surfaces.
Remove the rocker lever cover. Refer to Procedure
Remove the rocker levers. Refer to Procedure 003-
Remove the push tubes. Refer to Procedure 004-
Remove the drive belt. Refer to Procedure 008-002.
Remove the vibration damper. Refer to Procedure
001-052 or 001-051.
Remove the gear cover. Refer to Procedure 001-031.
Remove the fuel transfer pump. Refer to Procedure
Raise the tappets. Refer to Procedure 004-015.
Tappet Changing Tool, Part No. 3822513
Insert the wooden dowels through the push tube holes and
into the top of each tappet securely. When properly in-
stalled, the dowels can be used to pull the tappets up and
should not be able to be pulled out without considerable
Pull the tappets up, and wrap a rubber band around the top
of the dowel rods. This will prevent the tappets from drop-