Re: '93 960 timing belt
Randy G. wrote:
> Just replaced the timing belt on the 960 (a 1993 with a late '92 set
> up, but updated with the rubber mounted exhaust pulley)... [NOTE: no
> pulleys were removed during this process]
> I evidently either didn't mark things correctly, and/or didn't align
> things well before disassembly, and/or the crank shifted during the
> I manually turned the motor over twice before starting- no
> interference... BUT-
> The car has about 20% of the power it had before, and...
> When checking the alignment marks now, with the hard-to-see cam marks
> aligned to the "V" notches on the plastic top cover, the crank is not
> aligned... so two questions before I either stroke out or chase my
> tail for the next week:
> The timing mark on the crank pully- To verify:
> It is the vertical boss on the oil pump at about 11:00 that looks
> sort of like "|"...
> ...and it should align with a) the TINY little notch on the back
> edge of the timing belt pulley as well as b) the raised boss on the
> aluminum casting of the balancer that also looks like a "|" which is
> parallel to the crankshaft and poits to the block.
> Now... IF the cams are aligned as stated above, and the crankshaft is
> rotated three notches (timing belt, drive-pulley valleys) clockwise,
> will there be an interference problem, and will the car run poorly.
> My guess is no and yes....
> I can't figure how I allowed the cranck to move so far, but as I
> stated before, I was hoping to get some input before taking the thing
> apart again unnecessarily...
> See "Water Pump- 199x 960" for my contribution to the group in thanks
> for any and all answers to this problem.
> __ __
> Randy & \ \/ /alerie's
> '93 960 Estate
It sounds like you are off a tooth on each cam remove the cover &
recheck your settings to see if they all line up if they do then you
will have to look somewhere else for the problem but if it started after
changing the belt then that is the problem
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