Couple of V6 Questions
Since my front head gasket going, i've (very slowly) been getting on with sorting it, which has brought up a few questions.
1) Please don't laugh but where is the oil filter? From eLearn diagrams, it appears to be on the front at the bottom of the block (near the power steering pump / ac pump, yet I cannot find one here.
2) After taking the pulleys off, I've realised a problem. As there are no actual tdc markings on the cam, pulley and head, how can I get the pulleys on in the exact same position they were before relative to the cams. On a gtv forum I read that there is some kind of fine adjustment, i.e. not skipping a whole tooth, but they don't go into anymore detail, and it could be for the old v6's
I've marked the engine up, so it wouldn't be further than half a tooth out either way, but I was hoping there would be some kind of key or the ends of the cam would be square or something so they would lock in correct position, but this is not the case.
Also, I don't really need to know, as I have decided to remove the cams, but how on earth are you meant to remove the head without taking the cams off? I snapped three halford pro 3/8 drive extensions, (luckily lifetime guaranteed) and the 1/2 drive sockets don't properly fit onto the head nuts because they hit the cams.