A double roller timing set needs far less oil than a morse with nylon teeth on the cam gear.Ok, thanks for the heads up, I didn't know that. Will there be an oil lube issue for the timing chain if the slinger is removed?
Unless it's a boat engine the cam bolt is righty tidy the distributor rotation is counter clockwise.Hey, Just to double check....the engine spins clockwise....did ford keep the righty-tighty, lefty-loosey threads on the cam gear bolt? or is it opposite the norm? I know the crank is normal.
Are you sliding the crank gear on at the same time as you are attempting to install the cam gear on the cam? As in sliding them on equally keeping them in line with each other?Hi....ok, new question. I had to gently pry the old cam timing gear off the cam shaft. It didn't take a lot of leverage, used 2 angle headed prys. Now in a uTube video I watched where a guy had the same engine as mine, the new cam gear slid right on. My new one won't slide on so am I safe using the cam gear bolt to ease it on like a press fit? The bolt is pretty long so I don't think the threads are at risk. Is the cam gear supposed to just slide on easily? Or did he maybe fine sand/steel wool the surfaces to get it to slide on easy?
HI, yes. I got the cam gear on using the bolt that holds it. But got a new problem, the Cloyes set I got from rock auto (3079X) doesn't have the plateau on the front for the fuel pump offset cam. So now I'm back to square one. It seems anything above 'standard' replacement, ie-heavy duty, high performance, they eliminate the plateau that the fuel pump ring goes on. I'm guessing because high performance applications switch to an electric fuel pump. Enginetech makes one (TS493A) that looks like it will work but most pics for all the gear kits show the back not the front of the cam gear. calling the MFG tech dept to find out if it has plateau. I want to set the crank to "0" degrees at TDC, not 2 degrees retard like Lincoln made it.
Hi, Got the new Enginetec timing gears and they should work. I have seen different numbers on the ft lbs. of torque for the cam gear bolt. Is it around 80ft lbs.?