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Old 08-06-2018, 07:49 PM
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I wouldn't have used that headgasket. The blue headgaskets are a different thickness than the original and need to be replaced in pairs or one bank of the engine will have a different compression ratio and a balance issue.
 
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Old 08-08-2018, 03:40 PM
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Thank you ford390gashog for the advice but it's too late now. I hope it;s not an issue.
@ 70f100longbed, got the OH cams on and was going to install the phasers but I noticed when I tightened down ( Snug not torque yet) the cam caps the cams rotated????? Check out the picture. Is this OK?

 
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Old 08-08-2018, 04:34 PM
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That will be fine let them find a neutral spot. They aren't out of time enough to worry about the valves. They moved because a cam lobe was making a valve open and the spring pressure pushed back. You did remember to put some oil on the bearing surfaces right?
 
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Old 08-08-2018, 04:38 PM
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I soaked the lifters and rocker arms in a bucket of oil before I installed them. That was all I did. Should I squirt some more on the lobs?
 
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You should pull the cam caps and oil the bearing surfaces in the head and cam. Definitely don't want that to be dry when you start it. It doesn't take long for the steel cam to damage the aluminum head.
 
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OK, will do tomorrow. Thank you for the valuable advice.
 
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OK, done with removing cams and installing new phasers. Something does not look right. Are the phasers supposed to be this far off? The driver side goes on a lot furthers then the passenger side. Do I need to tap it with a rubber mallet, I can't get it on any further. Check out the picture below?

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Old 08-10-2018, 11:25 AM
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@70f100longbed, if all is OK, Are we ready to install timing belts, tensioners and guides. Not really sure what is best to do next ?
 
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That's normal. The right side sticks out a little farther than the left. Start by installing the fixed guides. Then the left chain, arm, and tensioner. The left arm has a small bump by the pivot and the right one does not. Once the left side is together and verified in time then install the right side chain, arm, and tensioner. To time it stretch the chain out like ========== and one end will look like l and the other end like =. Mark all 3 links with white paint or something that's easy to see. The l link goes on the crank gear and the = links goes on the phasers aligning with the L on the driver's side and the R on the passenger side. You will probably have to turn the cam some to get the marks to line up. I use a pair of vice grips between the cam lobes to hold the cam. Don't forget to pull the pins out of the tensioner to release it. Double and triple check the mark on the crank it's easy for the chain to slip a tooth while installing it.
 
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OK gotcha? I need to think about this one for a while. I did a prelim test and put the chains on ( Just to see if they line up correctly). They seem to fine but the passenger side chain went on a lot easier then the drivers side and has a lot more slack? Are the chains the same size?
Then the left chain, arm, and tensioner. The left arm has a small bump by the pivot and the right one does not. Once the left side is together and verified in time
I am so sorry to be this ignorant but "what is the chain arm and pivot?" How do I know when the left side is "verified in time?" Yuk, to be so novice ....a little nervous.
 
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Ok I found a picture from the beginning. Is this correct?

 
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Thats what im talking about the bump near the pivot. The left arm has it, the right does not. The chains are the same.
 
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Ok, Got it and I assume the guides only go on one way?:The Tensioners are marked L and R so good.

 
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Yep the guides only fit one way.
 
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