CYLINDER SLEEVES REMOVAL
The cylinder sleeves (Figure 1, Item 1) are the wet type. The bottom of the sleeve is sealed in the crankcase by
three O-rings (Figure 1, Item 2). A flange (Figure 1, Item 3) at the top of each sleeve fits into a counterbore in the
top of the crankcase and serves to position the sleeve correctly. In some engines, shims may be used between the
sleeve flange and crankcase counterbore to provide the correct cylinder sleeve protrusion. The wet type sleeve is
water cooled over its entire length.
Figure 1. Cylinder Sleeve.
Whenever cylinder heads are removed, new head gaskets must be installed.
Wrap a clean, oil-soaked cloth around crankshaft connecting rod bearing journals. Wrap
piston and connecting rod assemblies in clean cloth.
Tag and identify all components for ease of installation.
1. Use Sleeve Puller Set, PLT-502-3 as shown in Figure 2 to remove cylinder sleeves (Figure 2, Item 1) from
crankcase (Figure 2, Item 3).
2. Remove shims (Figure 2, Item 2) (if equipped) from counterbore in top of crankcase.