Patent Number: 8,720,407

Title: Internal combustion engine

Abstract: In an engine crankcase including a crankshaft supported at its front end by a crankshaft bearing having a crankshaft bearing cover including a bearing top part and a bearing bottom part and a front end gear drive arranged in front of the crankcase for driving auxiliary component and including a first drive gear mounted onto the crankshaft, a second gear mounted to the auxiliary component and an intermediate gear in meshing engagement with the first and second gears and supported on a support plate, the support plate is screwed onto the crankcase, the bearing top part and the bearing bottom part.

Inventors: Pfau; Joachim (Markdorf, DE), Giesselmann; Jurgen (Markdorf, DE), Sulzmann; Manfred (Meckenbeuren, DE)

Assignee: MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH

International Classification: F02F 7/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/13/12018