I've recently changed the cam belt and variator and was surprised to find the intake cam wheel mounted on slots i.e. completely adjustable. I did mark the cam before I started but no sure where to replace it at the timing on the belt seems way out since putting in the new variator.So were and how do i set the inlet cam wheel.
I need any info you guy's can give me please.
as far as i know you can only time these engines up with locking caps that hold inlet and exhaust cams in place and then you would need a tdc gauge as well you can get these sets for around £90 someone on here has tried without them and ended up with a lot of bent valve keyrings for all 16 of his closest friends i would like somone to correct me and go onto describe how to do it but dont think its gonna happen although if you get uprated cams these have a slot on the back edge of some and this can have a sliver of sheet metal placed into it to keep in right position.
The reason the pulley is slotted, is so that you can adjust out any difference in postition of the new variator. As this just screws in it could knock the timing miles out if the threads are only a little bit different. frown
i know this piccy isnt very good but if you can see the cams furthest away they are both at 90deg to the head(lying flat) and pointing at each other......this is the only way you can set them up without the locks....but BEWARE if you do it this way turn the engine over by hand twice BEFORE you turn the key.if it turns ok without locking you should have it right.