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 Post subject: timing chain tensioner
Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 3:12 am 
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Hi,

Have just done a headgasket on an EF 6 cyl and can't get the gear back on the cam.
The gear and chain are tied together on either side with cable ties.
Last time I did this was when I did the lifters and it went back on with just a little tension.
Can the tensioner get stuck out?
It moves in against the spring, until there is about half inch sticking out toward the chain.
I thought it may go further in so there is less tension.
Any ideas would be helpfull at this stage.

Jim
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 Post subject: Re: timing chain tensioner
Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 9:38 am 
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4litre6 wrote:
Hi,

Have just done a headgasket on an EF 6 cyl and can't get the gear back on the cam.
The gear and chain are tied together on either side with cable ties.
Last time I did this was when I did the lifters and it went back on with just a little tension.
Can the tensioner get stuck out?
It moves in against the spring, until there is about half inch sticking out toward the chain.
I thought it may go further in so there is less tension.
Any ideas would be helpfull at this stage.

Jim


You need to totally take all presure of the timing guide, on the side of the timing case, 14mm bolt, undo that, then put in a 3mm allen key ... you will feel the timing guide come looser

Don't forget to tighten it again afterwards.

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Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 12:08 pm 
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Thanks for that.
I already pulled the 14mm bolt out and thought that would release the pressure, so after reading your post I got out the torch and mirror and spied the 3mm allen head you referred to.
Looks a bit strange in there though.
Not just a screw head as I expected to find.
I read some other posts where they said don't remove the retaining bolt/pin because the tensioner will drop or something.
Is there anything to watch for as you loosen off the tension with a 3mm allen key?

Jim
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Posted: Fri May 27, 2005 12:01 pm 
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When we did a cam...a couple of times. We didn't loosen off the tensioner at all. We just the cam bolt through and the lifted while tightening... worked.




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