Re: Help, lost my tdc position
Hi everyone who has taken the trouble to think about my situation, and a big thanks to all for your very much appreciated input.
Rockhopper, you are thinking correctly, so give yourself a "Blue Peter Badge"
I swallowed my silly pride this morning and telephone Mr Porter, who confirmed (more or less) exactly what Rockhopper said, the frecking engine has no idea as far as the crank and pistons are concerned, and as a matter of interest which will disprove some myths....
If you have the "Cam Locks" on you can rotate the crank by hand with
out the belt without striking any valves...Jeff Porter agreed with me on this, but added that it is very very close, so go easy.
The "Cam Locks" are designed for setting up not only new belts, but also in the case if one has done a rebuild.....how do they do it at the factory ? (with cam locks I guess) how else ?
Anyway the job is done now plus balance belt, finish off tomorrow and fire her up....
I do have the dti gauge, the locks, the tension tools, and the cam sprocket tools, but my dial gauge is a little old and dodgery like me.
It is ok to make comments from afar, but when it is your car and you are struggling with the old confidence it rattles the nerves.
This was a precautionary maintenance job, car has been mine from new and only done 10k miles, but it is a 2001 so anticipating a run abroad I thought lets do it all now.
Also fitting oil temp and oil pressure gauges, made a nice ashtray replacement section in carbon fibre, so in go the senders once I have completed my service jobs.
Rocky will let you know how it turns out tomorrow.