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post #1 of 7 Old 05-12-2018, 08:47 PM Thread Starter
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Cam Timing Issue

New shims. Put it back together and went around a few slow turns and cams line up a little late. After TDC that is. So I pull it back apart and I line up the exhaust cam and cant get the intake to line up. One tooth forward and its slanting into the engine one tooth back and its slanting up away from the head. All observed with tiny bit of tension with a finger on the cam tensioner

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post #2 of 7 Old 05-12-2018, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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Update cam chain length between cams upper limit of new chain measurement per cylmer. 127.45mm. Service limit is 128 so not sure I can blame chain. Help help Mr Wizard

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Set it so that the intake is as close to right as possible and let the exhaust be advanced. Similar to the MC mod, only you shouldn't expect more power. There will be no harm.

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Saved again....Thanks Tom

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First in a series of five, you might read this: The Perfect Timing; Cams, That Is. Should put your mind at ease.

Those marks never line up, even on a new engine.

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Thanks I looked at again this morning after some rest. The intake is just so slightly off the the exhaust is perfect at tdc. Just a few degrees later it looks great. Gonna leave it be. Gonna read your series anyway

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Thanks I looked at again this morning after some rest. The intake is just so slightly off the the exhaust is perfect at tdc. Just a few degrees later it looks great. Gonna leave it be. Gonna read your series anyway

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I guarantee you that is now exactly as you originally took it apart!

Always double check the tdc mark, Pull the chain up and Always properly engage the Exhaust cam sprocket 1st. Count the pins to the proper mark on the Intake cam sprocket and engage.
That is as good as it gets, even with the Adjustable Cam Sprockets. The adjustable sprocket Primary Marks will still look the same, but the adjusted lobe centers could be slightly different. Only a dial indicator and a degree wheel can detect the difference, the human eye will not.

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