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Old 02-23-2011, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by v8thumper View Post
I'll go back and browse it when I've got a few minutes, but it sure seems like you're on the right track. I did use loctite on the valvetrain and timing fasteners; peace of mind. Do be cautious as to not drop anything down the front of the motor or you'll be pulling the oil pan off to get it out Timing the camshafts to each other and to the crankshaft via timing chain is of course very critical... you don't get a second chance if its not right the first time!
Thanks. I ordered the gasket set online so now its a waiting game. In the meantime I'll be putting the cams back on. How did you install your cams? I'm reversing the pelicanparts procedure. Since the lifters aren't pressurized I'm guessing the cams will be easier to bolt back on thereby reducing the risk of breaking them?
As for timing it, I purchased the timing tool plus I zip locked both sprockets to the cam chain for an added measure of security.
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