Timing Belts - Success! (mostly)


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Phunnybone
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Timing Belts - Success! (mostly)

Postby Phunnybone » Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:46 pm



Was finally able to get back to the timing belts today (tried a couple of weeks ago and didn't get it right). I figured out my problem was that each side was off by one tooth (in opposite directions). Fixed that problem and turned by hand a couple of times to make sure I had it right. Oh - I stole an idea from WingAdmin, but instead of using a luggage scale (they tend to give you the weight after you let go) I used a fish scale and adapted it the same way (with a coat hangar).

Buuuutttt . . .. have you ever wondered what it looks like if you forget to put the timing inspection port cover back on before you start and rev up?

Well, here's the aftermath.
Oops!
Oops!


Of course, as I was putting everything back together enough to start her, I kept reminding myself to put the doggone thing back on. I got so excited when she started (and stayed started), that I forgot. Oh well, I needed to change the oil anyway. :mrgreen:



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Re: Timing Belts - Success! (mostly)

Postby thrasherg » Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:38 pm

We live and learn!! :lol: At least it won't have damaged the engine, glad to hear you have her running again.. Now you can forget about the belts for the next 5+ years!!

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Re: Timing Belts - Success! (mostly)

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:10 pm

what a guy, :lol: not many would take a photo of their screw up... :lol: I like a guy that can admit he made a mistake, it's those that can't admit it that ya gotta watch out for, I didn't have that big a mess, but it took several paper towels to clean mine.. :lol: Just don't forget the filler cap... :lol:

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Re: Timing Belts - Success! (mostly)

Postby Phunnybone » Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:51 pm

Half a bag of kitty litter took care of that mess. I figured it might be motivation for someone else to remind them not to do that. Took a while to burn the spilled oil off the exhaust too!




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