VARIABLE SPEED MECHANICAL GOVERNOR (ENCLOSED LINKAGE) AND
INJECTOR RACK CONTROL ADJUSTMENT
The single-weight variable speed governor is mounted on the rear end plate of the engine and is driven by a gear that
extends through the end plate and meshes with either the camshaft gear or the balance shaft gear, depending upon the
After adjusting the exhaust valves and timing the fuel injectors, adjust the governor and position the injector rack control
NOTE: Before proceeding with the governor and injector rack adjustments, disconnect any supplementary
governing device. After the adjustments are completed, reconnect and adjust the supplementary governing
Adjust Governor Gap
With the engine stopped and at operating temperature, adjust the governor gap as follows:
Disconnect any linkage attached to the governor levers.
Back out the buffer screw until it extends approximately 5/8" from the lock nut.
Clean and remove the governor cover and valve rocker cover. Discard the gaskets.
Place the speed control lever (Fig. 1) in the maximum speed position.
Insert a .006" feeler gage between the spring plunger and the plunger guide as shown in Fig. 1. If required,
loosen the lock nut and turn the gap adjusting screw in or out until a slight drag is noted on the feeler gage.
Hold the adjusting screw and tighten the lock nut. Check the gap and readjust if necessary.
Use a new gasket and install the governor cover as follows:
a. Place the cover on the governor housing, with the
Fig. 1 - Checking Governor Gap
Fig. 2 - Positioning the Rear Injector Rack Control Lever