Reciprocating Engine Reassembly

Before starting reassembly, all serviceable and new engine components need to be cleaned, organized, and laid out in the order they are to be assembled. A popular method of engine assembly is for the engine to be assembled at one work station with the same technicians completing the total assembly of the engine. It is also important to refer to the parts catalog to ensure that the correct hardware is used during the assembly of the engine. The engine overhaul manual should be referred to for information on the use of safety wire, self-locking nuts, and torque values. During assembly, the components should be pre-lubricated as the overhaul manual sets forth. It is important to follow the manufacturer’s overhaul assembly procedures completely, and perform all checks and procedures that are called for in the manual.