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Old 06-03-2010, 08:20 PM   #251
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I guess I missed the "=90%" in all that.
NO you didn't miss it at all. I did it again as you suggested. This time I actually put 90 degrees on it NOT 60 as previously! See amended post #242.

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Old 06-03-2010, 11:30 PM   #252
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Timing the camshafts to the crankshaft is strictly a mechanical job using the specified rig/timing pin and bar......nothing fancy or electronic required......but following the correct procedures is necessary. From what you've described with your final checking of the timing......#1 piston at TDC and the camshafts alignment/timing bar perfectly aligned with the remaining unbroken side of the camshaft slots......you should be bang on.
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Old 06-04-2010, 09:50 AM   #253
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Posted via FF Mobile^^^^ At least as good as factory assembly with the care you used, MORE precise than keyed sprocket engines, Checked & rechecked, No worries mate! (grin) Most common OOPS! I know of is tightening cam sprockets B4 tensioning timing belt, so when the belt is tightened the timing changes. Even that would be caught by the recheck after hand rotation, which also tests for any smaller variations accidentally introduced - you`re totally covered- well beyond any minimum standards of precision!
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Posted via FF Mobile^^^^ At least as good as factory assembly with the care you used, MORE precise than keyed sprocket engines, Checked & rechecked, No worries mate! (grin) Most common OOPS! I know of is tightening cam sprockets B4 tensioning timing belt, so when the belt is tightened the timing changes. Even that would be caught by the recheck after hand rotation, which also tests for any smaller variations accidentally introduced - you`re totally covered- well beyond any minimum standards of precision!
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Timing the camshafts to the crankshaft is strictly a mechanical job using the specified rig/timing pin and bar......nothing fancy or electronic required......but following the correct procedures is necessary. From what you've described with your final checking of the timing......#1 piston at TDC and the camshafts alignment/timing bar perfectly aligned with the remaining unbroken side of the camshaft slots......you should be bang on.
Great!!! ~ how will I know if it's NOT [bang on] though?

All the remaining: tubes, pipes, cables, plugs have been reconnected, oil filled up and battery reconnected!!!

Now all I have to do is be brave enough to 'turn the key' ...and 'I bottled it' big time; just walked away - unsure what will happen?!?!

"HELP!" ~ apprehensive about all this?

Erm ~ the broken cam timing 'EARS'; I can only find one of them, been all over the engine bay and floor with a magnetic pick up tool and torch; but still can't find the other one? Surely it can't be inside the engine or cylinder head? I literally have no idea where it could have ricocheted to!!!!!!!! I did run the magnetic pick up tool over the cylinder head BEFORE I put the rocker cover back on though!!!!

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Old 06-05-2010, 05:18 PM   #255
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...'bump'!

...what are the signs of incorrect timing please?

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Can run the gamut from not starting to running like crap/poor performance, won't idle or idles like crap. Has it lit off yet?
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Can run the gamut from not starting to running like crap/poor performance, won't idle or idles like crap. Has it lit off yet?
Yes ~ it has 'lit-off', does start very well, runs smooth and idles fine, instant throttle response - in the driveway! Up to normal running temperature!

Now, I suppose I have to drive 'round the block' and see what happens next?

Hope it goes OK?

Thanks for your 'bad-timing' tips 'above'!!

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Old 06-06-2010, 01:41 PM   #258
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I hope this thread will remain on here for a long time, as in my own opinion - it is an extensive archive and an important reference point for anyone with similar issues; it details lots of scenarios and pitfalls that anyone could unwittingly fall into themselves. This material should help quite a few fanatics in the future to resolve those issues without too much time and expense! Quite a few good helpful photos [as they say: a picture is worth a thousand words] to assist the dialogue in progress.

This repair would not have been possible without the help of Grumpy, Sailor and anyone else's advice and encouragement to date! You deserve the highest accolade for your humour, perseverance and persistence! For which I am personally and truly indebted. THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN! Keep up the good work!!

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Hooray!!

Can't wait for more good news!!
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It's just too bad that from the start it seemed to be difficult to obtain accurate info on the Sigma engine (even from UK websites/forums etc.), and the confusion with obtaining the correct/applicable tooling, did not help. I'm glad that it "lit off", and it's running. You did very well, especially with where you were having to work.
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