Ford Explorer: Engine - 2.3L EcoBoost (201kW/273PS) / Removal and Installation - Valve Tappets

Ford Explorer 2020-2023 Service Manual / Powertrain / Engine / Engine - 2.3L EcoBoost (201kW/273PS) / Removal and Installation - Valve Tappets


  1. Remove the camshafts.
    Refer to: Camshafts (303-01A Engine - 2.3L EcoBoost (201kW/273PS), Removal and Installation).
    • If the camshafts and valve tappets are to be reused, make sure they are assembled in their original positions.
    • Remove the valve tappets.
  1. NOTE: There are two numbers on the valve tappet, one is date code and the other is valve tappet thickness.

    NOTE: The date code “R0605” represents the year made (R), the month (06) and the day (05).

    NOTE: A tappet with the number N650 has the thickness of 3.650 mm.

    NOTE: Install new components as necessary.

    Inspect the valve tappets and replace as necessary.


  1. Lubricate the valve tappets with clean engine oil and install the valve tappets.
  1. Install the camshafts.
    Refer to: Camshafts (303-01A Engine - 2.3L EcoBoost (201kW/273PS), Removal and Installation).

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