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This is odd ... I havn't seen anything like this yet in my search for cam timing.

Caution Long Story! Where to start?

Okay, first I was getting oil in the coolant, not emulsified, just drops of oil. So it makes me think I need to change the head gasket.

Then, the VVT connector falls off, hits the fan breaking it and itself. Unfortunatly this I didn't hear untill I got to work. So with the unbalenced fan flopping around the water pump started to make noise (bearings.)

Oh, to change the water pump. I removed the main pully - I used a 36mm socket, a breaker bar and the starter - Wedge the breaker bar on the ground, disable the ignition and fuel pumps and tap the starter. The nut comes right off and so did the pully. Oh, there is a cavity in the water pump that has oil in it, why? Could that be where the oil and coolant started mixing?

Now on to the cam timing marks. I also measured the lobe hight, it's about 11mm. The exaust is lined up with the proper timimg mark, it's about 10ish mm high. In the blurry photo you can see the punch mark someone added that the cam is lined up with.

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Exaust

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The water pump

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While I was there I Painted the main pully, I also painted the timing marks.

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What did they do? What should I do?

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A series of unfortunate events...

Was it running properly before the VVT fell off? Have you altered the cam timing in any way since you have had it apart? If yes & no, it is possible the tach drive cavity in your water pump, had the oil in it that leaked into the coolant. Whoever installed the, (I assume different) cams, marked the caps as they did, to set the cams up correctly, as per someones instructions. Rather than pull the head, I would clean up the water pump, (unless you wish to replace it:) as it IS off), clean up the gasket surface on the front cover, and using a new water pump gasket put it all back together, as is. This may stop the oil leak, and if so, you have avoided unnecessarily pulling the head. You will have to replace the fan and remount the VVT unit. Hope that should solve the problem.
:DGordon Raymond
 

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It was running well before my little adventure under the hood with an exception of some popping in the exhaust, I think it's due to a leak in the pipes or a gasket.

I got a "new" fan and VVT connector from APE. They are on already, I have a new water pump installed and now I'm looking for some new hoses.

I'm going to check the valve clearences soon, before I put her back together.
Then I'll see what happens.

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Bobby, You are on the right track. Too many pull heads (or try to) unnecessarily. Very good chance the oil leak came from the pump gasket.
Keep us informed! Best, Gordon Raymond
 
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