I just wanted to start a post for the correct and best procedure to install the camshafts, camshain tensioner because I'm having some confusion about this when I'm following the manual or trying it myself.
I have just been fighting with my machine to get them in the right way and according the manual but this didnt really work for me since the manual does not really describes in detail how to bring the camshain up to tension and also it does not describe when
to tighten the sprockets on the cam's.
To give you an example about the quality of the manual: It says to put the
sprockets in first and then the cams.. I dont know but it seems to be the other way around..right?
Also at the clutch removal procedure: it says to remove a spacer and another ring, then at the installation the order of installation is reversed...
My camshaft installation procedure;
-:Turn the crank 2 turns clockwise and align the T with the mating surface. TIP: dont go as close as putting your eye in it but take about 40cm distance. I found it easier to align the T more precisely
-:Put the camshaft + loosened
sprockets onto engine and bolt the camshafts tight.
-:Align the camshafts EXACTLY at the timing holes.
-:Pre-spring the camshaft-tensioner
-:Press the left hand (at the tensioners side) guide towards the inside with a screwdriver through the tensioner hole and simulate the tension just enough to bring the chain between the intakecam-exhaustcam straightned. With this you can see if the chain is positioned correctly if not it will jump a teeth.
the chain between exhaustcam-crank is not too tight but feels light
-:Put in the tensioner and with a screwdriver, push the tensioner out of its lock. You can notice it working at the chain.
-:Now tighten the camsprocket bolts carefully not to move the cams TIP: put a stop like a big flat screwdriver between the cams to block them. use locktite
-:Now rotate the crank a couple of times and recheck alignment of the T and on the camshaft holes. Also make 100% sure it has no ''heavy spots'' while turning, with others words: check if its running smooth.
Without using this procedure I could not get the timing holes precisely and the T aligned aswell. I also had the constant problem that the chain had too much tension at one of the 3 sides so the crank just got stuck as hell.
Any other procedures which work or any input on my procedure is/are also welcome!