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Morning all :)

I'm gonna be having my camshafts changed soon, and I was wondering...

when you change the timing belt you have to put the cam locks on so that the timing doesn't get messed up, right?
So when someone changes the camshafts, how does the timing not get messed up? Or how do they figure out/know how the camshaft should be sat so as to keep timing the same?

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Phil
 

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You only really need to fit the locks when you out the new belts on.

It doesn't matter if you mess the timing up when taking it all apart.

Basically you fit the new cams, use the locks to hold them in place, line up cylinder1 to TDC on the compression stroke then fit the belt.

If the cams are in a position where the locks don't fit then just turn then so they do fit.
 

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thanks symon :)

the 2ltr cams have a different locking tool to the 1.6 don't they?
 

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sorry to hijack this thread

Exactly what locks / tools will be needed for a belt change, and any recommondations on shops? (For a 2.0)

Cheers,
 

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