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Thread: What Is The Easiest Way To Put My B13 In Timing Without Removing Puling The Motor Out

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2010-12-13 16:45:49
Originally Posted by morgans432
that is not a good way to troubleshoot..

That is not good !!!
2010-12-13 17:09:34
Originally Posted by Alex_se_r
I don’t know if this is going to help, but when I swapped the HG on my VE the dam chain moved by accident and ended up sagging at the bottom of the engine... The chain had gone down to the bottom and it did not allow the chain to come back up. So I didn’t have enough slack to install the cam gears; EVEN WITH THE TENSTIONER OUT!....."

After a couple of beers I got a crazy idea and it worked.

* So I took #1 spark plug out and stuck my antenna in it.
* Removed all the cam caps and Camshafts (to allow me to turn the crank by hand without bending valves)>>
* Then I turned the crank by hand while I had a buddy of mine pull the chain on the front side of the engine (the side nearest to the headlights) to keep it as tight as possible.. >>
* I got all the slack out of the bottom gear and kept turning it until my antenna was at its highest point. (TDC)>>
* I carefully installed the cams and caps. >>
* followed by the cam gears and chain. >>
· Ohh and a new Tensioner.>>
· I counted 20 links NOT COUNTING THE OUTER ONES!!>
· Then I made sure my dist was in the middle and pointing at #1 cyl. Hole in the Dist cap..>>
· And it started right up.

So where Am I going with all of this???? My point is... If your chain is off by a tooth ( or in my case several teeth) you can fix it fast and wont take more than an hour. >>

Re-check your cam timing, either way it wont hurt to make sure.

Ps. If your timing is off even by one tooth you will notice a big ass flat spot, or your exhaust would turn cherry red and glow from the heat.

2010-12-13 18:32:23
If you pull the plugs you do not have to pull the cams. Just pull the valve cover and plugs and check the mechanical timing.
2010-12-13 20:19:50
i have a feeling you messed up something inside the motor already but i will stay tuned for the results.
2010-12-13 22:00:57
Results .


Replaced it and put everything back in order . My battery took a chyt so im charging it as of right now .

The timing chain was spinning on the cam ( exhaust side cam )
2010-12-14 17:29:47
I'm by no means an expert, but do you still even have compression after pulling your car with a truck with a broken camshaft like that..? Seems to me like that would make some valve-on-piston action very possible.
2010-12-14 18:06:26
2010-12-15 01:52:15
That sucks, glad you figured it out!
2010-12-17 04:54:22
did you fix this? you did some good damage i already know that.
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