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Old 10-04-2010, 08:01 PM   #1
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A local asked me to put in a cam and transmission for him. 3 or so hours from the time I got home... It'* about time to go pick up a transmission. While waiting for the better time traffic wise I started in on the car.

The jack was made for this car.
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Moisture on the pan
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Uh..yuck
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The car was cold
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Here'* the coolant hose wrap around. I'm thinking the heat of the cooling system did this, Ben can you please confirm, thanks.
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Aussie tensioner
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Located more moisture
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Gettin in there
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Who'* great idea at ZZP was it to not tap the metal of the flange? ZZFail I tell ya. It could have been much easier, much. Ben used 15mm nuts here, and 14'* on the downpipe. Kept me hopping to the toolbox, thanks for the exercise, lol
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Here kitty kitty, this might rub in reverse. Although there were no signs that it ever did.
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Now we can get into the valve cover.
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Here is a super clean engine.
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Paul..you want left or right?
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How it sleeps until I return with the trans and a small pan to put the lifters in to soak
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Great work Bill.
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sweet chit man good job hope you dont hit any unexpected hold ups
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sweet chit man good job hope you dont hit any unexpected hold ups
Already got past the visible ones. My next concern is if the double roller timing chain gear on the crank was chamfered for the issue of it being an Aussie chain and this being a US crank. (different noses/chamfers that causes issues on the US ones not aligning properly.) If that'* out of whack then I need a crank gear to match up and drop at the machine shop.
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I could have imagined that the Aus setup had such a LIM, but I'm surprised nonetheless. That looks pretty awesome!
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Pulled the lifters, labeled and soaking in oil.
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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.
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Water pump pulley is off, as are the timing cover bolts
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Timing cover off, no signs of issues from the double roller chain
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First time doing a cam through the wheel well. You nearly have to drop it on the ground
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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)
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A holey situation
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The way it looked
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I think this cam was stored in a submarine
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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.
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It'* in the motor and ready to be buttoned up
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I always get dots lining up pictures
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Timing cover back on, lower radiator hose reinstalled, subframe back in place
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Power steering res and pump mounted again. Darn thing fought well
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Pushrods in
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Rockers reinstalled and torqued
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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.
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Nice work! What size turbo? This is much more my area!!!
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Bill, I guess there is a first for everything I have never seen a Cam removed from the wheel well haha
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I think it'* a PT61, not sure. I can get a better picture.

It'* my first time going through the wheel well. A lot of people do it this way. Overall it'* not much less work IMO than pulling the motor. Yet being my first time..it may seem that way because of the first time syndrome.
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