Answer: Excellent question Hank. Three things to consider when looking at the insulation process for the Mack E-7 reman:
1. First you should seal the sleeves with vendor supplied RTV silicone adhesive sealant.
2. Secondly, take the calipers and take a measurement in between the fire dam and the coining bead from the deck height. The measurement should fall between 0.023-0.029″ in. The tolerance should not exceed .007″ in. If the tolerance is over spec the rebuilder should use shims to compensate.
3. Pro Tip of the Day: #2 and #5 camshaft main bearing should feed the rocker shaft. It is absolutely critical that the the camshaft bearing holes should insulation.