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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-11-03, 04:31 AM Thread Starter
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camshaft gear

well i got my new head and bolts gasket etc, im puttin it all back together and i run into a problem,

ive got timing chain and camshaft gear all marked out sitting on TDC, my problem is put the new head back on and cam in now i cant slide the cam gear with chain back onto the cam, its not loose enough to get it that bit higher to go straight on the front of the cam....

nothing was adjusted in the time it sat there, i had the chain and gear tied up so it wouldnt move
i adjusted the tensioner doesnt seem to make a difference for it

is there any tips on this... is there something ive missed bit unsure how to go about it..

any valid input appreciated boyz
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have you removed the tensioner & dont forget to line the mark on the cam gear with the surface on the cylinder head

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yeah i removed it and it done shit all... :(
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Mate check to see if the tensioner piston isnt seized up in the bore. Pull out the tensioner assembly and stick yer finger in and see if u can pull it outwards...


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if it is still too tight after removing the tensioner, look down the front case with a torch and see if the chain has jammed between the tensioner guide and crank sprocket, happened to me a few times, just have to wiggle the chain about a little. Also have you torqued down the head bolts all the way?

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Is it not going high enough to go on the cam at all, or just not enough for the little alignment lump sticking out of the camshaft gear to go into the camshaft?

If it's the little alignment lump thing, it just means you have to turn the crank, by getting someone to hold thecamshaft gear up, and then you turning the harmonic balancer bolt head down the bottom(22mm socket and wrench needed) until the camshaft gear is in the right spot for it to go on.
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