REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Inline 6-Cylinder Engines
See Figure 1
The camshaft in these engines is gear-driven, unlike the chain-driven cams in V8s. The removal of the timing gear requires removal of the camshaft.
- After the cam is removed, place the camshaft and gear in an arbor press and remove the gear from the cam. Many well equipped machine shops have this piece of equipment if you need the gear pressed off.
- Installation is in the reverse order of removal. The clearance between the camshaft and the thrust plate should be 0.001-0.005" on both engines. If less than 0.0015" clearance exists, the spacer ring should be replaced. If more than 0.005" clearance, the thrust plate should be replaced.