Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: United Kingdom
2.0TS cambelt change - timing help!!??
where to start...
Well I thought I would be a smart *** and do my own cambelt,balance belt,variator,water pump,tensioners change!
Well all was going well, or so i thought, until I attempted the variator change (thought this was a simple unscrew??) as we (me and dad) attempted to unscrew it I noticed that the cam locks were rising...cam bearing bolts obviously not long enough and stripping the thread...great!!!
Inlet cam had moved so moved it back to position and put the cam lock back on in position but obviously I couldn't lock the cam shaft now. So opted to leave the variator as it was proving a problem and 'seems' fine at the moment.
Anyway changed all parts bar variator, timing belt back on etc, fire her up, dad is like "its out a tooth I reckon"
Haven't looked at it since as it was gettin dark, however going to attempt the correction tomorrow Tuesday 16th and was hoping for some feedback from you wise owls!?
I have read that the timing can be set according to pulleys lining up with the belts or something....can anyone explain so I can check the timing tomorrow please?
thank you in advance!
wish me luck!