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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-10-2000, 04:16 PM
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OHC Timing

I have an 85 1800 OHC engine and I (surprise) thrashed another set of head gaskets. Anyway, I forgot the secret Subaru Ninja magic for sting the cam timing. I set the engine at TDC and aligned the timing mark on the driver side cam with the notch in the plastic cover. Then I rotated the motor 1 full turn, alinged the timing mark on the driver side cam with the notch in the cover and put it all back together. My valves aren't hitting pistons but my motor will not start. I remember something about the three hash marks in the flywheel and I think that's the trick, but I don't remember the exact details.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 01-10-2000, 09:59 PM
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Re: OHC Timing

I've installed belts on my '86 a couple times. I have 2 different manuals, they both are different and complicated. I talked to a Sub mechanic and he gave me these directions: Align center of the 3 flywheel marks (lll) with notch, set drivers side cam dot to up notch and passenger side cam dot down. This works, you don't have to worry about TDC. Do you have a tool to tension the belts? Ed.

post #3 of (permalink) Old 01-11-2000, 05:02 PM
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Re: OHC Timing

I just use a BAPB (big a$$ pry bar) or my hands to tension them. Of course, I did loose a timing belt to to much tension 7 months ago.

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I've installed belts on my '86 a couple times. I have 2 different manuals, they both are different and complicated. I talked to a Sub mechanic and he gave me these directions: Align center of the 3 flywheel marks (lll) with notch, set drivers side cam dot to up notch and passenger side cam dot down. This works, you don't have to worry about TDC. Do you have a tool to tension the belts? Ed.
Work like a charm.
Neighbor was in city when car stopped. Had it taken to CTC. They said needs timing belt. Charged $500 and told them must have tossed a valve and for another $1000 the would fix it. Brought it to me and I find that they had passenger side timing 180 degrees out.

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