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Ducati Diavel Service Manual: Checking the camshafts and supports

Ducati Diavel Service Manual / Engine / Cylinder head assemblies / Camshafts / Checking the camshafts and supports

Check the cam contact surfaces for scratches, grooves, steps and waving.

Worn cams are frequently the cause of poor timing, which leads to loss of engine power.

Place the camshaft between two centres and check the run-out on the areas indicated using two dial gauges.

Service limit: 0.1 Mm.

Checking the camshafts and supports


Visually inspect the camshaft tracks for scoring and abnormal wear. If any of the above defects are found, the camshaft should be renewed.

If you find scoring or excessive wear, check the operation of the engine lubrication circuit.

Checking the camshafts and supports


Checking the camshafts and supports


Checking the camshafts and supports


Removal of the camshafts
Unscrew and remove the screws (7) and the o-rings (8) from the cylinder head covers. Remove the cylinder head cover (6). Remove the gaskets (4) and (9). Repeat the same procedure fo ...

Refitting the camshafts
If the stud bolts (2) were removed, apply the recommended threadlocker to the short end of the stud bolts (2), i.E. The end that is to be screwed into the cylinder head. Tighten the stud bolts (2) ...

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Refitting the alternator-side crankcase cover
Before the assembly make sure that the water pump unit is fitted on the generator cover (sect. 9 - 3.3, Refitting the water pump). If bearing (27) has been removed, lubricate its seat with specified grease to fit it on the generator cover (13). Fit bearing completely in its seat and orien ...

Removal of the oil pump
Undo and remove the screws (9) and (10) securing the pump assembly. Remove the oil pump assembly (1) and extract the o-rings (2) and (4) from the crankcase half together with two locating bushes (15). ...

Removal of the shock absorber support
Remove the rear brake master cylinder (sect. 7 - 4, Removing of the rear brake control). Remove the rear shock absorber (see removal of the rear shock absorber of this section). Loosen the screws (2) and (7) and their nuts (35). Remove the side stand (sect. 7 - 16, Removing of the ...

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