REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
- Disconnect the negative battery cable. Drain the cooling system and the crankcase.
- Remove the crankshaft pulley and damper. Remove the timing cover.
- Rotate the crankshaft until the No.1 piston is at Top Dead Center (TDC) and the timing marks are aligned, as shown in Fig.1.
- Remove the camshaft sprocket retaining bolt and washer.
- Slide the sprockets and the chain forward and remove as an assembly.
- Clean and inspect all parts prior to installation.
- Slide the sprockets and the chain on as assembly with the timing marks aligned.
- Install the camshaft retaining bolt and washer. Tighten the retaining bolt to 41-51 ft. lbs. (55-70 Nm) and lubricate the chain and sprockets with clean engine oil.
The camshaft retaining bolt has a drilled passage for timing chain lubrication. If damaged, do NOT replace with a standard bolt. Clean the oil passage with solvent prior to installation.
- Position the timing cover gasket onto the cylinder block alignment dowels.
- Install the timing cover onto the cylinder block, being careful not to damage the seal.
- Install the oil pan using a new gasket.
- Install the crankshaft damper and pulley.
- Refill the crankcase and the cooling system. Connect the negative battery cable.
- Start the engine and check for any leaks. Check the ignition timing.