Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Beeton, Ontario
Camshaft removal, procedure clarification
I am starting to re and re my timing belt to check all pulleys, tensioner, etc and also want to change the camshaft seals but not clear on procedures.
When locking my cams (for timing belt removal) I al using feeler gauges under one cap but don't recall if I need to lock all 4 or just the rear most on both banks (one closest to firewall and 3rd from firewall?). Lining up to TDC (and to be sure, that means the lobes on cams 1 and 2 (closest to fender) are at 1 and 11:00 o'clock positions?) I noticed that cam 2 is off a bit.
Then I want to remove the first (firewall) cam pulley to have a crack between teeth repaired as I am worried about the span getting wider and causing tooth slippage. So, that part is clear... 19mm wrench... but how do I remove the camshafts safely to get to the seals? Do I start at the seal end and work down to the 3 caps in any particular order? Searching the threads but not coming up (at least not for me). Please point and it's o.k. to snicker.
Last edited by beeton; 05-19-2017 at 07:27 AM.