It is a huge pain. Im sorry that you stripped one of the holes man… when i was doing it, it definitely made me rethink a lot of life decisions and made me just want to push it outside and cut a tree down onto it and call my insurance agent and go oh no!
If you notice in your first picture that the lines on the cams dont line up. By turning the intake counterclockwise theyll line up. Than maybe just push the big tensioner arm to get that click. Youll hear it, its not super loud but its there
Do not set it and forget it. Most likely it will slip.
When you set the chain in the right spot and engage the tensioner there will be slack. Turn the intake cam counter clockwise until it takes all of the slack out of the chain and it will put it on the tensioner side and than you need to...
No, i thought about it as i was making the post. I have to reopen the motor anyway, ill add in pictures for the steps. This wont be until October though, that’s when I’m pulling the car back in the garage.
Quite a few things i left out lol.
I would go with the 2000’s or whatever size they actually are. Try to get as much fuel through the direct injection system as possible, it would probably make it behave easier too.
XDI over 4piston hpfp? And why.
This is sad to see but some people arent into spending a dumb amount of money on a car, and that’s ok. If you dont call your car a race car fbo is the farthest you should go if that even.
But i hope all is well with you and the car. Update us on what you go with!
Yes i got them all in. If the motor doesnt move at all and all the bolts line up than yea its fairly easy but mine moved and i had to wiggle it to get the bolt in. An extra set of hands is always ideal
So as an update i got the motor back together and the tensioner set properly. Ill update my post i made that noone replied to about setting it. After starting the motor the valve train was super loud and had/has me concerned. So i pulled the valve cover off and verified timing by setting the...
Loosen the bolts all the way and pull them out. Measure how bar down the bolt you can go into the cap and put it back in to that spot and wiggle it back and forth gently until it starts to come up. Than get a flat head or something to put under the cap and the head to create a pry point and...
So i struggled with getting the tensioner to stay engaged and it just kept slipping a tooth on the exhaust cam after installing my Brain Crower titanium springs. So ill explain the easiest way to do this with the motor in the car like i had.
Set the timing cover on the motor and put the crank...