Operating Instructions for 148-2997 Valve Recession Tool Group Used On 3600, G3600, and C175 Engines{0374, 0599, 0701, 0703, 0759} Caterpillar


Operating Instructions for 148-2997 Valve Recession Tool Group Used On 3600, G3600, and C175 Engines{0374, 0599, 0701, 0703, 0759}

Usage:

769C 01X


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Introduction

Important Safety Information




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Safety Section

The Safety section lists basic safety precautions.

Read and understand the basic precautions listed in the Safety section before operating or performing maintenance and repair on this service tool.

General Information Section

The General Information section describes tooling functions and features. The section provides useful information on individual parts, additional tooling, and resources.

Operation Section

The Operation section is a reference for the new operator and a refresher for the experienced operator.

Photographs and illustrations guide the operator through correct procedures for using the tool group.

Operating techniques outlined in this publication are basic. Skill and techniques develop as the operator gains knowledge of the service tool and the tools capabilities.

Maintenance Section

The Maintenance section is a guide to tool inspection, cleaning, storage, and tool disposal

Service Parts Section

The Service Parts section is a reference for parts identification and available part numbers.

Safety Icon Nomenclature

Personal Protection/Important Information




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Fire hazard


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General Information

Introduction

The 148-2997 Valve Recession Tool Group is used to determine the actual valve and valve seat wear on 3600 and G3600 Engines. When used with additional tooling, purchased separately, the C175 Engine can also be checked.

Specific projection gage blocks are used to "zero" the dial or digital indicator before measurements are taken. A magnetic base assembly allows secure placement of the tooling for "zeroing" the indicator and taking measurements on an engine. This tooling allows measurements without removing the cylinder head rocker arms.

Nomenclature

Table 1
148-2997 Valve Recession Tool Group    
Part No.     Description    
146-2729     Valve Tool Group    
146-2738     Projection Gage Block    
146-3270     Base Assembly    
146-3271     Extension Rod Assembly    
5P-4814     Clamp Collet    
-     Extension Rod Body    
6V-3073     Storage Case    
148-2990     Foam Insert    
NEEG2789     Case Cover Decal    

Additional Contact Information

For additional product support questions concerning this tool, contact the Caterpillar Dealer Service Tools Hotline at:

USA: 1-800-542-8665, Option 1International:: 1-309-578-7372

Operation Section


NOTICE

Valve recession tool groups are precision instruments. To avoid damage, do not drop, strike with a hammer, or store where damage to the tools can occur. If any part of the tooling is dropped, discontinue use and have inspected by an approved inspector at the dealership.


3600, G3600 Engine




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Valve Recession Tooling For 3600 and G3600 Engine

Table 2
146-2729 Valve Tool Group    
Item     Part No.     Description    
(1)     6V-3075     Dial Indicator (not included)1    
(2)     5P-4814     Clamp Collet    
(3)     -     Body    
(4)     146-3271     Extension Rod    
(5)     146-3270     Base Assembly    
(6)     146-2738     Projection Gage Block    
(7)     326-7698     Base Assembly (not included)2    
(10)     6V-9500     Snap Ring    
1Can also use 1U-8869 Digital Indicator (reads in both millimeters and inches)
2Optional Base Assembly has two set screw positions and can be used on 3600, G3600, and C175 Engines    



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(3) Body (4) Extension Rod (10) Snap Ring

  1. Insert 146-3271 Extension Rod (4) into body (3). Snap ring (10) on the extension rod fits inside the body.

  1. Thread lower end of 5P-4814 Clamp Collet (2) onto body (3) and tighten.

  1. Fully insert 6V-3075 Dial Indicator (1) or 1U-8869 Dial Indicator (both dealer supplied) into 5P-4814 Clamp Collet (2). Tighten the upper end of the clamp collet to secure the indicator to body (3) .

  1. Insert the lower end of body (3) into 146-3270 Base Assembly (5) or optional 326-7698 Base Assembly (7). Use a 3 mm (0.12 inch) Allen wrench (dealer supplied) to tighten the set screw into locator hole (A) in the body.

    Note: When using optional 326-7698 Base Assembly (7) on 3600, G3600 Engines, only use the lower set screw to locate body (3) .




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    (3) Body (7) 326-7698 Base Assembly (optional)

  1. Make sure the magnetic bottom of base assembly (5) or (7) is clean. (NO metal particles sticking to magnet).



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    (1) 6V-3075 Dial Indicator or 1U-8869 Dial Indicator (2) 5P-4814 Clamp Collet (3) Body (4) Extension Rod (5) 146-3270 Base Assembly (6) 146-2738 Projection Gage Block (7) Optional Base Assembly (10) 6V-9500 Snap Ring

  1. Push (retract) extension rod (4) into body (3) and hold while carefully placing base assembly (5) or (7) onto 146-2738 Projection Gage Block (6). Once the base assembly firmly attaches to the gage block, release (extend) the extension rod.

  1. Zero the indicator.

    1. Turn the face of 6V-3075 Dial Indicator to "ZERO".

    1. Push the "ON/OFF" button to turn "ON" the 1U-8869 Digital Indicator , then push the "ZERO/ABS" button to reset the readout to "ZERO".

  1. Follow the specific testing procedure covered in the appropriate service manual to:

    1. Remove the valve cover from the engine.

    1. Carefully remove the tool group from projection gage block (6) and gently place the tool on a valve rotator. Extension rod (4) should be touching the top deck of the cylinder head.

    1. Read the valve rotator projection value from the dial indicator/digital indicator and record the number.

    1. Repeat the procedure on the next valve.

Note: Occasionally place the tool back on reference projection gage block (6) to verify the "ZERO" setting. If necessary, make sure magnetic base assembly (5) or (7) is clean. No metal particles sticking to magnet. Make sure the set screw in the base assembly is correctly tightened in locator hole (A) on body (3). Recheck all valve recession measurements to verify accuracy.

C175 Engine




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Valve Recession Tooling For C175 Engine

Table 3
Valve Recession Tooling For C175 Engine    
Item     Part No.     Description    
(1)     6V-3075     Dial Indicator (not included)1    
(2)     5P-4814     Clamp Collet2    
(3)     -     Body2    
(4)     146-3271     Extension Rod2    
(7)     326-7698     Base Assembly    
(8)     326-7689     Projection Gage Block (intake)    
(9)     326-7693     Projection Gage Block (exhaust)    
(10)     6V-9500     Snap Ring2    
1Can also use 1U-8869 Digital Indicator (reads in both millimeters and inches)
2Part of 148-2729 Valve Tool Group    



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(3) Body (4) Extension Rod (10) Snap Ring

  1. Insert 146-3271 Extension Rod (4) into body (3). Snap ring (10) on the extension rod fits inside the body.

  1. Thread lower end of 5P-4814 Clamp Collet (2) onto body (3) and tighten.

  1. Fully insert 6V-3075 Dial Indicator (1) or 1U-8869 Dial Indicator (both dealer supplied) into 5P-4814 Clamp Collet (2). Tighten the upper end of the clamp collet to secure the indicator to body (3) .

  1. Insert the lower end of body (3) into 326-7698 Base Assembly (7). Use a 3 mm (0.12 inch) Allen wrench (dealer supplied) to tighten the upper set screw into locator hole (A) in the body.

    Note: On C175 Engines, only use the upper set screw on 326-7698 Base Assembly (7) to locate body (3).




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    (3) Body (7) 326-7698 Base Assembly

  1. Make sure the magnetic bottom of base assembly (7) is clean. NO metal particles sticking to magnet.

  1. Select 326-7689 Projection Gage Block (intake) (8) or 326-7693 Projection Gage Block (exhaust) (9) .

    Note: The gage block is Laser etched with part number, INTAKE or EXHAUST, and dimension, for easy identification.

  1. Push (retract) extension rod (4) into body (3) and hold while carefully placing base assembly (7) onto projection gage block (8) or (9). Once the base assembly firmly attaches to the gage block, release (extend) the extension rod.

  1. Zero the indicator.

    1. Turn the face of 6V-3075 Dial Indicator to "ZERO".

    1. Push the "ON/OFF" button to turn "ON" the 1U-8869 Digital Indicator , then push the "ZERO/ABS" button to reset the readout to "ZERO".

  1. Follow the specific testing procedure covered in the appropriate service manual to:

    1. Remove the valve cover from the engine.

    1. Carefully remove the tool group from projection gage block (6) and gently place the tool on a valve rotator. Extension rod (4) should be touching the top deck of the cylinder head.

    1. Read the valve rotator projection value from the dial indicator/digital indicator and record the number.

    1. Repeat the procedure on the next valve.

Note: Occasionally place the tool back on reference projection gage block (6) to verify the "ZERO" setting. If necessary, make sure magnetic base assembly (5) or (7) is clean. No metal particles sticking to magnet. Make sure the set screw in the base assembly is correctly tightened in locator hole (A) on body (3). Recheck all valve recession measurements to verify accuracy.

Maintenance Section


NOTICE

Valve recession tool groups are precision instruments. To avoid damage, do not drop, strike with a hammer, or store where damage to the tools can occur. If any part of the tooling is dropped, discontinue use and have inspected by an approved inspector at the dealership.


Inspection

  • Inspect tooling prior to each use for nicks, burrs, cracks, and worn or damaged parts. If damage is found, discontinue use until inspected and released for use by an approved inspector at the dealership.

  • Make sure the extension rod moves up and down freely in the body.

  • Have tooling inspected and calibrated annually by an approved inspector at the dealership.

Cleaning/Lubrication

  • Clean tooling with a clean, dry, lint free cloth. Do not use solvents to clean indicators.

  • Lightly lubricate sliding parts with a good quality oil, such as Caterpillar 222-3123 Light Penetrating and Lubricating Oil .

Storage

  • When the tooling is not in use, store tooling in a foam lined case. Store indoors, in a clean, dry location to prevent rust or corrosion.

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