ISC, ISCe, QSC8.3, ISL, ISLe3, ISLe4 and QSL9 Engines – 000-007   Engine Painting

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Preparatory Steps

Preparatory Steps


Remove all belts from the engine.

Cover the following parts of the engine:

  • Exhaust and intake openings
  • Electrical components
  • Fuel inlet and drain connections.



When using a steam cleaner, wear safety glasses or a face shield, as well as protective clothing. Hot steam can cause serious personal injury.

Wear appropriate eye and face protection when using compressed air. Flying debris and dirt can cause personal injury.

Use steam to clean the engine, and dry with compressed air. Avoid prolonged, direct steam or water spray on electrical components.

NOTE: Make sure all engine surfaces are clean and dry before painting the engine.


Protect the following components from the paint:

  • All dataplates (engine, ECM, fuel pump, turbocharger, air compressor, etc.)
  • Exhaust manifold
  • Turbocharger turbine housing
  • Flywheel
  • Flywheel housing transmission mounting surface
  • Electrical connections
  • All decals
  • All pulley belt surfaces
  • Any exposed fittings, threads, and electrical wire terminals.

Paint the engine.

Last Modified:  30-May-2003