First of all, that engine was designed by aliens. No one from this planet could have ever dreamed this thing up. You not only need a special tool, you need a whole set of special tools. We have a large case full of pieces to special holders and alignment tools for the cam shafts and the crank shaft on that engine. Everything has to be aligned with those tools, and held into place with the special holders, while the chains are being installed. There are probably 15-20 pieces to that set of special tools. Not only are there no timing marks, there are no woodruff keys on the gears either, so if you take the bolts loose, the gears freewheel on the camshafts. So you have to have the special tools to align and hold the camshafts themselves, while you tighten the gears down onto the camshafts. You will not get that engine timed without the tools. Also, that engine is an interferrence engine. In other words, it bends valves if you crank it over out of time. You also are supposed to remove all of the cam rockers before working on that engine, because simply turning the crankshaft or a camshaft while installing the chains can bend valves.
Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 AT 9:10 PM