Well, made good progress today.
Good thing I had some heat, otherwise it would have been cold.
Unhooked the trans mount.
Took off the alternator and tensioner.
Now I removed the timing chain cover.
timing chain and gears removed.
Good thing I changed this. The tensioner is broken.
Removing the old cam, but it wont come out. With this body style you can't lower the engine far enough to get the cam out the wheel well.
You can see the cam is a few inches to high.
After a call from Billboost we decided to drop the sub frame.
How many jacks does it take?
After removing 4 of the 6 bolts I finally got it just low enough to get the cam out.
Putting some assembly lube on the new cam.
Took a while but I finally got every in and got the sub frame bolted back up.
New tensioner, chain and sprockets.
Finally on the putting things back stage. Felt great flipping the levers on all the ratchet wrenches.
So much stuff.
Pile o parts is getting smaller.
Time to call it a night.
Got about 6.5 hours now. Don't think I'm going to make my 8 hour goal. Dropping the sub frame was unexpected and burned up another hour, plus I had to run and buy a 18mm socket. figures the set I have has 17mm and 19mm.