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Old 16th January 2018, 22:46
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A quick re-cap of some engine work I did last November......


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Next I wanted to remove the timing chain cover to inspect the timing chain guides.

First you lock down the secondary chain tensioner. I used a small drill.

Engine strip and Inspection by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

You can then remove the camshaft sprockets and chain.

Engine strip and Inspection by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr



So after a bit of a pause I finally got round to re-assembling my engine after the refurbishment of the VANOS unit. Before tightening the exhaust camshaft sprocket bolts you need to pretension the timing chain with a tool that replaces the primary chain tensioner.

The chain tensioning tool has to be tightened to 11 inch lbs.
So I hung a 1 pound kitchen scales weight 11 inches from the pivot.

Engine assembly by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

I've fitted a new water pump, thermostat and thermostat cover.

Engine assembly by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

And I've re-installed the sump.....

Engine assembly by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

Engine assembly by Sabrebuilder, on Flickr

The sump and head cover will be painted when the weather warms up as it's currently too cold.

......peter
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