How 2 fit cam chains

Mark Dj

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#21
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Right everything is now off. Both chains and guides and crank sprockets. I never noticed the wood ruff key on the crank sprockets til I was fighting with the last cog. It was moving left and right a little, would that effect my timing? All I need now is to line up the bottom balance chain and fit the rest of the parts. It's easy enough to do, I had fun :)

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Mark Dj

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#22
Re: It's Time

I hope my crank is not suppost to be sitting tdc from looking at the wood ruff key, my picture to yours neil looks like is sitting too far right. Have I fooked it up?
 
#23
Re: It's Time

don't worry the crank can be fine tuned when the cam chain is fitted.

next job is to clean the block then fit the new balancer chain set
 
#25
Re: It's Time

fit the chain first, aligning the sprockets as you go, then fit the guides, double check all is ok then fit the tensioner and release it - pull the clip

triple check they are aligned, post some pics if you like, then the cam chain can be fitted
 

Mark Dj

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#28
Re: It's Time

I think I get the idea. The gold link has to line up with the cog on the top right hand side, the two silver link have to line up with the markings on the crank cog and the small cog near to the tensioner marking?
 
#29
Re: It's Time

the water pump doesn't need aligning, so it's simply the crank sprocket and the two balancer sprockets, I'm not sure which colour goes where but simply align as the pic below, the marks can only align one way
 

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Mark Dj

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#30
Re: It's Time

Check these pictures Neil for me as I have done it. I am uploading them now.

I have not nipped all the bolts up yet but this is how it looks now.

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And where do these parts go?

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Daz

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#31
Re: It's Time

All the links are lined up ther mark so thats the balance chain on......as for the pics of parts, the top pic is the main chain tensioner,u shud have removed the old one from the rear of the head,and the bottom pic is some sort of spacer,had one in a kit b4, but didnt remove one when i stripped the engine so it didnt get used...
 

Daz

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#33
Re: It's Time

yeah just take it out mark...shud have taken that out really b4 u stripped the chain but it dont matter.....32mm socket required to undo the blighter tho...
 
#36
Re: It's Time

looking good :)

just nip the [10mm head] bolts up now, they are only 8 ft lb's so don't over tighten them, then pull the clip from the tensioner
 

Mark Dj

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#39
Re: It's Time

vocky said:
looking good :)

just nip the [10mm head] bolts up now, they are only 8 ft lb's so don't over tighten them, then pull the clip from the tensioner
I nipped the guide bolts up to as tight as I could get then and the tensioner bolts also. I remove the clips when I seen it was looking good and all was nipped up.
 

Mark Dj

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#40
Re: It's Time

I did Daz mate, it was slack, seemed like nothing happened when I pulled it out as I think I knocked it with my racket when I was nipping the guide bolts up. It's out now
 
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