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Old 02-28-2016, 12:36 AM   #21
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One thing to note, if youi do this in vehicle, MAKE SURE you loosen that oil pan as far as you can!

I'm at 157k and pulled the engine today for a rebuild because I crunched the head gasket putting the timing cover back on - I did not like the after-market timing chain so I went back in and put hte original back in..(Tighter specs than the after market!)...

Just my .02c
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Old 04-28-2016, 01:26 AM   #22
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Is it possible to achieve TDC without removing all the pulleys and tensioners? I need to replace my oil pump gaskets, but the timing chain is fine.
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Old 04-28-2016, 01:40 AM   #23
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Yes, just use a ratchet to rotate it to TDC on the compression stroke. If you have some needle nose vice grips you could remove the distributor and grab the top of the oil pump shaft to keep it from falling out.
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What a relief! I'm assuming access to achieve TDC is from underneath? Thanks for the timely reply
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Yes, take off the skid plate and you can get to the crank pulley. You may need a helper since you will be under the truck operating a ratchet. You need to thoroughly read how to place the engine at TDC a couple times before you open the toolbox. You have to be absolutely certain you have it at TDC before you take out the oil pump or it'll be a lot more difficult to get it right later on.
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10-4 I have reviewed the procedure thoroughly in my Haynes manual but couldn't see jack when looking at the crank from above
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It is possible to see the marks with the air cleaner tube removed. It does make it much easier to see if you remove the belts, and frankly, it's not difficult to remove them.
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Starting on day 2 of my timing chain replacement. Got all the accessories out the way yesterday. Today I have to drop the oil pan, remove cover, replace timing components and put it all back together. So far the most tedious part has been keeping track of where all the bolts belong.
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So far the most tedious part has been keeping track of where all the bolts belong.
Cardboard with holes poked in it will let you arrange the bolts in the same pattern that they install. Makes it fool proof
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