Series 55 – Section 3.1 Overview of Lubricating System

Section 3.1
Overview of Lubricating System

The lubrication system consists of the following components:‪

  • Oil Pump
  • Pressure Relief Valve
  • Oil Filter
  • Oil Filter Adaptor
  • Oil Cooler
  • Oil Level Dipstick
  • Oil Pan
  • Ventilating System
  • Piston Cooling
  • Camshaft Oil Cooler

Oil leaving the oil pump is forced through the full-flow filter to the oil cooler and then into the oil gallery in the cylinder block. From there it is distributed to the various engine bearings and moving parts.‪

A schematic of the lubricating system is shown in the following illustration. See Figure "Lubrication System Schematic Diagram" .‪

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1.Oil Pan‪


2.Oil Pressure Relief Valve‪

10.Cylinder Heads‪

3.Oil Pump Assembly‪

11.Rocker Arm Assemblies‪

4.Oil Filter‪

12.Cylinder Block‪

5.Oil Cooler Assembly‪

13.Air Compressor Assembly‪



7.Piston and Connecting Rod Assembly‪

15.Oil Pickup Tube and Screen Assembly‪

8.Piston Oil Nozzle‪

16.Camshaft Oil Nozzle‪

Figure 1. Lubrication System Schematic Diagram

Series 55 Service Manual - 6SE55
Generated on 10-13-2008

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