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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 brake disks
Before refitting the brake disc to the wheel, clean all contact surfaces thoroughly and smear a medium strength threadlocker on the threads of retaining screws (5). Operating on the left side, fit the phonic wheel (6). Tighten the fixing screws (5) of the brake disk (7) to the wheel followi ...

Changing the coolant
Warning This operation must only be carried out when the engine is cold. Attempting to change the coolant with the engine hot could lead to burns from hot coolant or scalding steam. Place a container under the engine and place the motorcycle on its side stand. Remove the expansion reserv ...

Checking the engine timing
Set the engine to the configuration described for the "checking and adjusting the valve clearances", previously indicated. Install tool 88765.1188 (G) in the spark plug bore to determine the piston tdc, the gauges (h) on the tool 88765.1518 And the timing check tool (degree wheel (l) 887 ...

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