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 Posted: 07-23-2005 05:58 am
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Judson Manning

Joined: 03-14-2005
Location: Atlanta, Georgia USA
Posts: 406

Very good for a neophite!  and I'm glad I'm not the only one who hates the timing cover!

Just one little thing...

Don't change the belt at TDC.  Instead, position the engine at 90^BTDC.  That way, if something does move, the pistons are far enough down to eliminate damage. 

It is very easy for one (I can't remember which) cam to rotate clockwise at TDC while fine-tuning.  Getting either cam to rotate counter-clockwise is difficult as the bolt likes to come loose first.

Put the new belt on, tighten it, then rotate and watch the marks line up.  If they're's easier and less risky to ajust at this point.

Keep up the good work Ron!