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Old 10-11-2014, 05:25 PM   #1
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So far I have bought and installed main bearings, valve seals, main seal, new oil pump, all new timing components, new tensioners, and every single gasket you can think of.

I need help putting it into time.
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"How to time it correctly"
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Someone here can help but we need a little more info such as, is the engine taken apart yet? Are the cams out? Front cover off, timing components removed? I ask this because if it is not, then it is easier to get it set correctly before taking it apart, if it is already apart then that is a different route.
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I have had the cams out, but they are back on. The timing cover is off, and the chains are off. The engine is also out of the truck.
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Here are a few pics that may help. Hope the pic sizes are not to big for the forum rules


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Cam Lobes and Timing Mark


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In addition to the above, you may need to verify that the #1 piston is at TDC. Was the engine in time prior to disassembly? Meaning, prior to taking the chains off, was the timing mark and cams in the proper position? I always try to make sure that prior to any timing disassembly, I put the engine in the correct timing positions and mark the cams. I try not to rotate the engine with the chains off. I hope that this info helps, hopefully someone else will chime in to lend a hand.
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Unfortunately, I did not mark anything before I took the engine apart. The engine was in time before I took it apart yes, but being my first motor rebuild I was more focused on taking it apart and assessing the damage.
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Looking at the pic I posted with the crank timing marks, was yours in that position when you started the disassembly? If so, then you should be able to check to see if your #1 piston is TDC. I do this by removing the spark plug for the #1 cyl and seeing if a screwdriver rests on the piston without going to far into the cylinder. If the screwdriver goes far into the cyl, then chances are you have your timing marks on the crank 360 degrees out of sync, if the screwdriver sets on the #1 piston with the timing marks lined up like the pic, then I would install the cams as in the 2 pics. Then install the crank gear, install the timing chains with the correct colored link lined up with the crank gear and line the phaser timing mark up with the 2 colored links on the timing chain. Line the phaser up with the cam and put it on the cam. You may need to put vice grips on the cam (on a non lobed position) to turn the cam slightly to get the phaser to line up. Do this for both sides. Once they are on, install the phaser bolt but do not tighten them down just in case they have to be taken back out. Rotate the engine by using a socket on the crank bolt and make sure that there is no binding and that there are no valves making contact with the pistons (it will be very hard to turn or will not turn at all if there are issues). After rotating the engine, your timing links will not line up so don't worry about that, just make sure they are dead on before you start rotating the engine. If everything looks and feels good, torque the phaser bolts. You will probably need the vice grips to help hold the cam for the additional 90 degree turn after reaching torque. I used a little blue locktite on my tensioner bolts as well as the guide bolts when installing. Take out the harmonic balancer bolt and install the reluctor ring in the correct direction and start the reassembly. Good luck and let us know how it goes or if there are issues with rotating the engine by hand.
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