IDLER GEAR AND BEARING ASSEMBLY - MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS .
a. The idler gear mounts on a double row, tapered roller bearing which, in turn, is supported on a
stationary hub. A hollow pin serves a two-fold purpose; first, as a locating dowel it prevents the idler gear hub
from rotating and, second, the follow pin conducts oil under pressure from an oil gallery in the cylinder block
through a passage in the gear hub to the roller bearing inner races.
b. The inner races of the idler gear bearing are pressed onto the gear hub and, therefore, do not rotate
since the hub is doweled to the end plate and bolted to the cylinder block and also bolted to the fly-wheel
housing. A spacer separates the two bearing inner races.
c. The bearing outer race has a light press fit in the idler gear and is held against a flanged lip inside the
idler gear on one side and by a retainer secured tightly with six bolts on the other side.
d. A left-hand helix gear with "R" timing marks is provided for right-hand rotation engines.
e. An idler gear hole spacer (dummy hub) is used on the side opposite the idler gear. No gasket is used
between the idler gear hub or dummy hub and the flywheel housing. The flywheel housing bears against the
inner races of the idler gear bearing and also against the dummy hub. Three self-locking bolts and steel
washers are used to attach the flywheel housing at the idler gear and dummy hub locations. The washers seat
in 7/8 inch spot faces at the flywheel housing attaching bolt holes, thus preventing oil leakage at these