Pulled the lifters, labeled and soaking in oil.
Took the balancer off and oil pan bolts. This aluminum pan makes it easy, the mount stays on it. No need to jockey three jacks.
Water pump pulley is off, as are the timing cover bolts
Timing cover off, no signs of issues from the double roller chain
First time doing a cam through the wheel well. You nearly have to drop it on the ground
Timing chain is off. It was chamfered at home to accept the US crankshaft (timing set is Aussie and doesn't fit 100% out of the box)
A holey situation
The way it looked
I think this cam was stored in a submarine
Machinist told me the last time I was there to polish a couple of cams that all they were doing was using an oily green scrubby pad to polish. It'* not very abrasive. Off to Home Depot. Hardly recognize it.
It'* in the motor and ready to be buttoned up
I always get dots lining up pictures
Timing cover back on, lower radiator hose reinstalled, subframe back in place
Power steering res and pump mounted again. Darn thing fought well
Rockers reinstalled and torqued
About to put the valve covers on and I notice.. the gaskets are L67/L32 (like I purchased) and the valve cover is for an L36/L26. Ordering the correct gaskets today. :bonk: Went in and took a shower.