Unfortunately the timing procedure can only be carried out with the special alignment tools either from ford or OTC. The reason for this is because Ford designed this engine without keyways on the camshafts or crank and without alignment marks as well. The special tools provide stopping points for the crankshaft and cams holding them in the correct position for timing chain installation. This is an interference engine which means cranking it without the engine in time could result in valve or even piston damage. I wouldn't even attempt this job without the special tools. Wish I had better news for you, but this is Fords fault.
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Wednesday, July 18th, 2012 AT 8:51 PM