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Old 01-29-2010, 02:42 AM   #51
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Great write up Dan. I appreciate you taking the time to do the work, take the pictures and make the posts'.
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One of the things I absolutely do is take pics of the cam/balance dots lining up and then the cam/crank dots lining up. That way you can never second guess if the timing is correct when something else acts funny.
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I'll do that first thing today. That'* what happens when you start rushing.
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I'll do that first thing today. That'* what happens when you start rushing.
At least you caught it beforehand.

Unlike someone else that likes to connect accumulator lines wrong.
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Ya, no kidding. I was rushing to get the timing chain on because that'* where I was going to stop. Good thing I didn't put the cover on.
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I'll do that first thing today. That'* what happens when you are a frozen popsicle
Fixed that for ya Dan. You probably did put it all together properly. Second guessing is why I snap the pics. It'* easy reassurance that you were firing on all cylinders when you are about to turn the key.

Speaking of... Disconnect the ICM connector and crank the engine 5-10 seconds before trying to start it. That will build up oil pressure and refill the timing cover/oil pump again.
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That'* my plan. Thanks for reminding me.
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I figure I'll toss this stuff out from time to time while you are working. That way if your brain gets freezer burn..you'll still be covered.

I had totally forgotten that the cam keyway usually has to be moved over.
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What do you mean starts to get freezer burn, I'm way past that.

Ya, I put the new cam in and I'm like, where'* the key?
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yeah...remember how we were talking about each of us having bolts and misc parts. I have a few extra keys. ... ok, I probably have one or two of every part that could trip us up when working on the engine and something takes flight.

I went overboard on the transmission stuff, that'* labeled with size of bolt, pitch etc and which items it commonly is used for in a trans. ...although seeing pics of your garage, I bet you did the same.
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