To assemble the engine, as well as to disassemble it, the engine block assembly with the clutch housing is fixed on the stand (see Fig. 1)

All engine parts are sized before assembly, thoroughly washed, blown with compressed air and wiped with clean napkins

All threaded connections (studs, plugs, fittings, etc.), if they were unscrewed during disassembly or were replaced, must be placed on red lead or white lead diluted with natural drying oil.

Permanent connections (plugs of the block and cylinder heads) are placed on nitrolac.

The following is not allowed to be installed on a repaired engine:

  • - used cotter pins and cotter wire;
  • - spring washers that have lost elasticity;
  • - bolts and studs with elongated threads;
  • - nuts and bolts with worn faces;
  • - parts with more than two nicks or dents on the thread or broken threads;
  • - damaged gaskets.

Assemble the engine in the reverse order of disassembly.

Turntable for engine disassembly and assembly

Preparation of parts for assembling the engine can be found in the article - Preparation of components and parts for assembling the ZMZ-53 engine

Some recommendations and additional requirements for engine assembly are given below.

When replacing cylinder liners before installation, the liner is selected according to the socket in the cylinder block.

The sleeves are selected using an accurate metal ruler and a set of feelers as follows:

- the sleeve, installed in its place in the cylinder block without gaskets, must be buried relative to the mating surface of the cylinder block.

Determine the position of the sleeve in the seat of the cylinder block

The ruler is installed on the mating surface, and the probe is inserted into the gap between the ruler and the end of the sleeve (Fig. 2).

The thickness of the gasket is chosen in such a way that after installing the sleeve with the gasket, its elevation above the surface of the cylinder block is within 0.02-0.09 mm.

Sealing gaskets are available in various thicknesses:

  • 0.3; 0.2; 0.15 and 0.1 mm. Depending on the clearance, one or another gasket is put on the cylinder liner, sometimes the required value is obtained by a set of gaskets of various thicknesses.

Assembling the ZMZ-53 engine

After installation in the cylinder block, the liners are fixed with clamp sleeves (see Fig. 3).

An asbestos cord impregnated with an oil-graphite mixture is used as a rear oil seal on engines.

A cord 140 mm long is placed in the sockets of the cylinder block and stuffing box.

Using the device, the cord is pressed in its sockets with light blows of a hammer, as indicated in fig. 4.

Without removing the fixture, cut the ends of the cord flush with the plane of the gland holder connector.

The cut must be even, fraying of the ends and uneven cut are not allowed.

Installing the rear crankshaft oil seal into the oil seal holder

When assembling the crankshaft with the flywheel and clutch, the following requirements must be observed.

The flywheel nuts are tightened, providing a torque of 7.6-8.3 kgm.

When assembling the clutch, the driven disk is installed with a damper to the pressure disk and centered on the crankshaft bearing (the drive shaft of the gearbox can be used as a mandrel).

The "O" marks embossed on the casing of the pressure plate and the flywheel near one of the holes for the casing mounting bolts must be aligned.

The crankshaft complete with flywheel and clutch must be dynamically balanced. Permissible imbalance 70 Gcm.

When balancing, remove excess mass from the heavy side by drilling the flywheel metal at a distance of 6 mm from the ring gear with a drill with a diameter of 8 mm to a depth of no more than 10 mm.

If the imbalance of the assembled shaft exceeds 180 Gcm, the shaft is disassembled and each part is balanced separately.

The flywheel imbalance must not exceed 35 Gcm;

imbalance of the pressure plate assembly with the casing - 36 Gcm;

Imbalance of the driven disk - 18 Gcm.

On the assembly of the crankshaft, we look at the article - Collection crankshaft with flywheel and clutch and its installation in the cylinder block

Main bearing caps are installed so that the locking tabs of the liners are on one side, and the numbers or marks stamped on the caps correspond to the bed numbers.

When installing the front cover, make sure that the fixing tab of the rear washer of the thrust bearing fits into the groove of the cover, and that there is no step between the end of the cover and the end of the cylinder block.

Tighten the nuts securing the main bearing caps (torque 11-12 kgm).

After tightening and cottering the nuts of the main bearing caps, the crankshaft should rotate easily with little effort.

Pressing the crankshaft gear

After pressing the crankshaft gear (Fig. 5), using a puller and thrust sleeve, check the axial clearance of the crankshaft, for which press the crankshaft to the rear end of the engine and use a feeler gauge to determine the gap between the end of the rear washer of the thrust bearing and the end of the front main crankshaft journals (Fig. 6).

The gap should be between 0.075 - 0.175 mm.

When assembling parts of the connecting rod and piston group, the following requirements must be observed.

Axial clearance check

Piston pins are selected to the connecting rods so that at room temperature (+18° С) a lightly lubricated finger moves smoothly in the connecting rod hole under a slight effort of the thumb.

Before assembly, the pistons are heated in hot water to +70° С.

Pressing a finger into a cold piston is not allowed, as this can lead to damage to the surfaces of the holes of the piston bosses, as well as to deformation of the piston itself.

Connecting rod to piston

Connecting rods and pistons when assembling, orient as follows: for the pistons of the first, second, third and fourth cylinders, the inscription on the piston “before” and the number stamped on the rod of the connecting rod must be directed in opposite directions, and for the pistons of the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth cylinders - in one direction (Fig. 7).

The circlips of the piston pin are installed in the grooves of the piston bosses so that the fold of the antennae is directed outward.

Piston rings are selected according to the liners in which they will work.

The gap measured at the junction of the ring placed in the sleeve should be within 0.3-0.5 mm for compression and oil scraper rings.

A chrome-plated compression ring is installed in the upper piston groove, and a tin-plated compression ring is installed in the second groove with a groove on the inside towards the bottom.

Before installation in the cylinder liners, the joints of the piston rings should be placed at an angle of 120 ° to each other, and protective brass caps should be put on the connecting rod bolts to avoid accidental damage to the surface of the connecting rod journals.

When installing the pistons in the cylinder liners, make sure that the inscription on the piston "forward" is directed towards the front end of the cylinder block. Tighten the nuts of the connecting rod bolts (torque 6.8 - 7.5 kgm) and lock.

Pressing gear onto camshaft

After pressing the gear onto the camshaft (Fig. 8), check with a feeler gauge the axial clearance between the thrust flange and the end face of the camshaft gear. The gap should be within 0.08 - 0.2 mm.

Assembly of the ZMZ-53 engine

When the timing gears are engaged, the tooth of the crankshaft gear with the “O” mark must enter the cavity of the teeth of the camshaft gear, marked with a risk.

Gears must be replaced as a set, as they are selected at the factory according to the side clearance and noise during operation.

The side clearance in engagement should be within 0.03-0.08 mm.

In order not to make a mistake when assembling and installing gears, it must be taken into account that the mark on the crankshaft gear is on the 12th tooth, counting from the tooth opposite the slot under the key counterclockwise (Figure 11).

Setting the TDC marks

When installing on the cylinder block, center the timing gear cover on the front end of the crankshaft using a conical mandrel to prevent the front crankshaft oil seal from working on one side.

Put on the front end of the crankshaft is a conical reference and press the timing gear cover to the cylinder block with it using a ratchet, then tighten the cover fastening nuts.

The sealing gasket of the oil receiver tube should be placed in the seat in the cylinder block, and not put on the tube.

Before installing on the engine, the oil pump is filled with oil.

When assembling the cylinder head, the stems of new valves are coated with a mixture consisting of seven parts of a colloidal graphite preparation and three parts of aviation oil.

The axles of the rocker arms are assembled in such a way that the holes for the mounting studs in the axle and racks are shifted in the opposite direction from the adjusting bolts of the rocker arms.

The intake manifold fastening nuts are tightened with moderate force, since the rubber gaskets cannot limit the tightening to the stop and when the nuts are tightened, the rubber gaskets may be crushed.

Distributor Breaker Driver Installation

Distributor breaker drive must be installed in this order.

Set the piston of the 1st cylinder to top dead center (TDC) on the compression stroke.

Insert the breaker-distributor drive into the hole in the cylinder block so that the slot in the drive shaft is directed along the engine axis and shifted to the left, counting along the vehicle.

Fix the drive housing with a holder and a nut so that the bracket with a threaded hole for mounting the breaker-distributor is directed to the rear and rotated 23˚ to the left of the longitudinal axis of the motor, as shown in fig. 10.

Before installing the breaker-distributor on the engine, check the gap in the breaker contacts and, if necessary, adjust it. The gap in the contacts should be within 0.3-0.4 mm.

Using the nuts of the octane corrector, turn the body of the breaker-distributor so that the arrow is set to zero division of the scale.

Turn the distributor rotor so that it faces the terminal of the first cylinder. The terminal of the first cylinder on the ignition distributor cover is marked with the number "1".

Put on the distributor cap with wires and connect the latter to the spark plugs in the order of the engine cylinders (1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8). The ignition order is molded on the engine intake pipe.