torqueing camshaft pulleys


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torqueing camshaft pulleys

Postby ntintruder » Sun Feb 22, 2015 7:49 pm



I am in the process of installing cylinder heads on a 1978 GL1000. The heads are on, also the camshafts, so now I am putting the camshaft pulleys back and what I would like to know is, should I tighten the pulley nuts down snug and then put the crank back to top dead center, install the belts and then try to torque the nuts to the factory specs? Will the compression be enough to allow me to tighten the nuts ? Judging from all the warnings in the shop manual about how easy it is to bend a valve with the crank in the wrong position I don't want to get this wrong.



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Re: torqueing camshaft pulleys

Postby littlebeaver » Sun Feb 22, 2015 9:06 pm

I would only tell someone what I would do never suggesting they do it the same way... I would tighten and torque the pulley before adding the belts,, I would lock the pulley down and torque both of them then do the belts after but that's just me :D ...

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Re: torqueing camshaft pulleys

Postby Old Fogey » Mon Mar 02, 2015 7:04 pm

littlebeaver wrote:I would only tell someone what I would do never suggesting they do it the same way... I would tighten and torque the pulley before adding the belts,, I would lock the pulley down and torque both of them then do the belts after but that's just me :D ...
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