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      It looks like this is what happened, somehow. I...

      It looks like this is what happened, somehow. I put my adjuster on and tried to wiggle it counter and clockwise before tightening. Once I thought it was in position because it would not rotate either...
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      Guys it looks like my mistake was not lining up...

      Guys it looks like my mistake was not lining up the cam adjuster key properly to the exhaust cam. This put my timing out of whack. I was pretty close but at least I learned a lot on this. I found...
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      I just have a basic Innova 3030g obd2 diagnostic...

      I just have a basic Innova 3030g obd2 diagnostic tool. It just returns the basic ďPĒ codes. I have done a scan and weirdly it comes up with no codes. It even displays ďNo powertrain DTCs or Freeze...
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      The bad news first - it didnít start. The good...

      The bad news first - it didnít start.

      The good news - it turned over a lot, no fuel leak and no fire. I see an oil leak so I give up. Iím towing this to the pros and this might wind up getting a...
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      Everything is back together. I paid close...

      Everything is back together. I paid close attention to torque specs and also with the hpfp. I put the charged battery in, then put the fuel pump fuse back in and turned the key to accessory, then...
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      Got the exhaust cam to move and locked down...

      Got the exhaust cam to move and locked down aligned cams, and cranked on the cam bolt to the 15lbs + 1/8 turn. Right now just assembling slowly. Put assembly lube on my cam adjuster rings and slid it...
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      Cam adjuster rings arrived today and I replaced...

      Cam adjuster rings arrived today and I replaced the broken one.
      I got these ones that are on sale 25$ for 3.
      https://www.europaparts.com/camshaft-adjuster-housing-seal-set-06f198107a-oea.html
      They...
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      Youíre right, Iím waiting and just cleaning up...

      Youíre right, Iím waiting and just cleaning up things like mating surfaces and I cleaned up my timing chain cover and cleaned up my operating table. Put my tensioner on. Old tensioner still looked...
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      Update - got the new intake cam in and cradle...

      Update - got the new intake cam in and cradle bolted back down with permatex anaerobic high temp sealant (the pink color stuff). Iíve got assembly lube on all the moving contact surfaces. If youíre...
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      Great idea. 👍 I noticed the rings are currently...

      Great idea. 👍
      I noticed the rings are currently on sale here, went and ordered some.

      https://www.europaparts.com/camshaft-adjuster-housing-seal-set-06f198107a-oea.html
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      Guys I found a blog that answers a lot of m6...

      Guys I found a blog that answers a lot of m6 reassembly questions. Check it out photos and everything. This guy does not remove his cam adjuster to remove chain, he lifts cradle and ďfinaglesĒ the...
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      Folks Iím getting ready to reassemble after...

      Folks Iím getting ready to reassemble after replacing my intake cam, tensioner, hpfp, follower. I got all the torque specs for everything on page 1 of the thread and I got all the sealants I need....
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      Ok, good to know because I donít want those bolts...

      Ok, good to know because I donít want those bolts to be tough to loosen, ever.

      One thing you guys might find interesting. Last night I hefted the ďoldĒ factory intake cam in my hand then hefted...
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      Spent a long time yesterday prepping cradle...

      Spent a long time yesterday prepping cradle surface, just taking my time with picks, razors and brake cleaner. Used my magnet and found the missing timing chain coverbolt that fell down, and found a...
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      Found this video which is also pretty helpful. If...

      Found this video which is also pretty helpful. If you go to the 9:45 mark he points out on the left (passenger) front side where there is a bracket beside the cradle with a small metal nub or pin...
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      Need some advice because Iím stuck although...

      Need some advice because Iím stuck although things are going well. Cam adjuster bolt came loose no problem, easy peasy. The cam chain is off, cradle bolts are all out. Cam cradle is lifted up on the...
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      Timing cover is off. Bottom bolt came out but...

      Timing cover is off. Bottom bolt came out but almost had a heart attack when I stupidly started using a T27 instrad of T30 even after a giod nights rest.

      Cams are marked and photographed where...
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      They arenít that hard to break loose, I am just...

      They arenít that hard to break loose, I am just very nervous that I will strip a bolt head. I donít think anybody has been in here before because there are plenty of those spring loaded factory...
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      Youíre right, it is T30. Iíll edit my post so...

      Youíre right, it is T30. Iíll edit my post so nobody thinks those are T27. Thanks, gonna let it soak overnight and I might try to point my tiny butane torch onto it.
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      I just need to remove that last T-30 torx under...

      I just need to remove that last T-30 torx under the chain cover. The one you can only turn with a screwdriver. I started to try it and thought I felt it slip, so I pulled my bit out and soaked it...
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