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A total of three engine lifter brackets are installed on each Series 60 engine and are utilized when removing and replacing the engine.See Figure 20015 and see Figure 36159 . ‪

Lifting Engine

Lifting Heat Exchanger-Cooled Pleasure Craft Marine Engine


To avoid injury from a falling engine, do not use the engine lifter brackets alone when lifting the engine with a marine gear, main alternator, engine skid, engine module, radiator, or similar component attached. The engine lifter brackets are designed to lift the engine only.


To lift the engine, use a suitable lifting device. See Figure 20015 . A spreader bar should be used with a sling and adequate chain hoist when lifting any engine. The lifting device should be adjusted so the lifting hooks are vertical to prevent bending the engine lift brackets. To ensure proper weight distribution, all three engine lift brackets provided must be used in lifting the engine. Be sure the spreader bar is adequate to prevent lifter brackets from contacting the engine rocker cover and causing damage. ‪

A lifter bracket should always be reinstalled whenever removal is necessary. See Figure 20088 and see Figure 35389 . ‪

Engine Lifter Brackets

1. Left Front Lifter Bracket ‪

3. Rear Lifter Bracket ‪

2. Right Front Lifter Bracket ‪

Pleasure Craft Marine Engine Lifter Brackets

On some older installations, the front engine lifter bracket may be integral with the fan support bracket. See Figure 20089 . ‪

Fan Support and Engine Lifter Bracket

Repair or Replacement of the Lifter Bracket

To determine if repair is possible or replacement is necessary, perform the following procedure. See Figure 21693 . ‪

Flowchart for Repair or Replacement of Lifter Bracket

Removal and Cleaning of Lifter Bracket

Perform the following steps for lifter bracket removal: ‪

  1. Remove the bolts securing the lifter bracket to the engine.
  2. On applications with the integral fan support and engine lifter bracket, remove the fan. Refer to section .
Inspection of Lifter Bracket

Perform the following for lifter bracket inspection: ‪


To avoid injury from a falling engine, do not use a damaged lifter bracket when lifting the engine.

  1. Inspect the lifter brackets for cracks, bending or other damage.
  2. Replace the bracket if any of these conditions exist.

Installation of Lifter Bracket

Perform the following steps for lifter bracket installation: ‪

  1. Install the bracket to the engine. Torque the mounting bolts to 101-126 Nm (75-93 lbft).
  2. Install the fan support, heat exchanger support, or charge air cooler support bracket, refer to section .