Looking for a V6
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: United Kingdom
It's not a bad job but obviously you are changing your cambelt/ balance belt too. You will need to remove the whole camshaft (Do not try and remove the variator from the camshaft with it in situ) so make sure you have the caps numbered there are several threads on here, one particular one done by a dutch chap is very good. Once you have the camshaft out the variator is on the end of it, you will need to grip the camshaft in some wood in a nice strong vice, some people make the variator removal tool and some including myself have the proper tool if you go to www.totallyalfa
you will see there are several very useful tools that are well worth buying. Once you have your camshaft well protected and gripped the variator will be pretty tight (it is screwed on), i have a long bar that goes over the variator removal tool thet gives a good bit of leaverege. As good old Haynes manuals would say assembly is reverse, use a bit of thread lockand do the variator back up tight refit your camshaft making sure it is in the correct position again (use a locking tool) and when you refit the cups that go over the camshaft be carefull not to overtighten them and pull the threads.
Last edited by TOPKIT; 30-05-10 at 22:04.