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Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 6:54 pm 
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Ok just bought a timing chain kit and new harmonic balancer for my EL i6. Apart from coolant, new "O" rings for the water pump heater hose and puller for the harmonic balancer what else do i need to do this kit and any tips? I know all about the TDC so dont worry about that.
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Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:13 pm 
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Gaskets for the cover, Chain Guides, O-ring for the tensioner (all in one kit for $100)

Buy Form-a-Gasket #3
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You don't have to remove the pump to do the chain.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 7:59 pm 
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i already have the entire kit for $80 and all the sealents needed. just wanted to know what else apart from what i added in my first post...Thanks for the reply anyways.
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Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 8:32 pm 
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Have you got the O'ring for the timing cover to block???
There should be 3 O'rings for the timing chain tensioner, 1 big one and 2 small ones the same size.
You may need a tool to remove and refit the tensioner assembly, as well as resetting the tensioner.
If you don't reset the tensioner correctly, you will damage the engine block at the journal/bore where the auxillary shaft ( the one that drives the dizzy and oil pump ), runs, I have seen it happen a few times.
So, becareful.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 8:43 pm 
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It has the 2 o rings, large aluminium washer, 1 top rubber gasket, 2 paper gaskets (dont know why 2!), crank seal, 2 large chain guides, 1 small chain guide, chain tensioner and chain. I have the tensioner remover (the tensioner cover) I guess i just need coolant and possibly a new o ring for the heater hose on the wter pump. Whats the 3rd o ring for you were talking about as i only got 2 (1 thick and 1 thin same about 15mm diameter)
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Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 8:48 pm 
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small black one here:
...well it goes on the timing cover but ends up there

 

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:02 pm 
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Krytox wrote:
small black one here:
...well it goes on the timing cover but ends up there


That one is about an 1" in diameter, and is of a thicker cross section than the one for the outer of the tensioner one.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:03 pm 
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Okies i must have it. i guess out of the 2 supplied one for that as u showed and 1 for the chain tensioner. If i need more i can get every size needed from work in a o ring kit in bot metric and imperial. That pic will be handy tho. Thanks krytox. Also i know about the tensioner release as i did my head gasket almost 2 years ago. A small allen ket and turn counter clockwise to release from memory.
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Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:06 pm 
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And use a piece of old fuel pipe to push on the tensioner too, when you undo the tensioner.

 

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i just found that when you remove the tensioner by the 14mm on the end the whole thing comes out. just pull it apart clean the small filter inside it, new o ring of course then , with the tensioner its self compress it back (done mine with my fingers) and fit back in ,then fit the big half of the case bolt in tighten it then a poke with a phillihps head screw driver and the refit the 14mm till firm not tight hows that sound to you guys as i have now problem using that method on a few ef,els now no fancy tools needed

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 2:46 pm 
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what do you do to get the top sprocket in the right position when you put the chain on?
I am putting my head back on but i removed my top sprocket and now that i want to put my head back on im not which way the sprocket should be facing?

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:34 pm 
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The kit comes with a new tensioner.


To line up the cam gear turn the crank via the harmonic balancer (breaker bar and socket)
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Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:57 pm 
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i dont have the kit..................but when i took the head off i took the chain off the sprocket.
I need to know how to line it up again?
I dont have the timing cover off ..................just the head off and i need to put it back on.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:11 pm 
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i dont have the kit..................but when i took the head off i took the chain off the sprocket.
I need to know how to line it up again?
I dont have the timing cover off ..................just the head off and i need to put it back on.



You certainly did that the wrong way.........you should've left the cam sprocket on the chain with a zip-tie. The head will come off over it.
You have made the job a lot harder than it needed to be.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 3:07 am 
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yes i have made it alot harder......................but how do i make it work again lol

Seriously ive got the crank at top dead center and the rotor in the dizzy is pointing to number one.................where do i go from here?

 

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