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Old 05-18-2010, 01:54 AM   #61
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Posted via FF MobileSounds good, like to rotate once by hand to recheck without chancing damage.
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Old 05-18-2010, 02:53 AM   #62
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Sounds like you got it together. Good job.
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Old 05-18-2010, 06:01 AM   #63
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I rotated it a few times clockwise and all looks good. Nice and tight. The OP here didn't loosen his cam gears but it was recommended and I can see why now. I did that step.
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Excellent. I'm glad to hear all went well.
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Here are my thoughts on this job. It isn't hard if you have some experience wrenching. I was really only confused about the timing aspect of it, but turns out it was very simple with the tools.

The bar works well to hold the cams in place. I found this out after trying to do it with a wrench with little success. You may have to turn the cams 360 degrees to get the bar inserted into the slots. Took me a bit to figure that out.

You need a good selection of tools. This took me longer than it should have because I had to order the timing tools and had to run and pick up a tool here and there. I found I was short on things like torx and star bits. I also had to find an impact wrench to remove the crank bolt. Also, I had to wait on some parts from the Ford dealer (pulley).

This writeup thread was very helpful. I recommend breaking the cam sprockets loose though. I also found it much easier to start the belt on the cams and slip it over the crank pulley. Everything I read said to start at the crank. Like I said, not that bad of a job really. I also own an SVT so hopefully when time comes for that I can do it in a fraction of the time. I think this is really only a few hours worth of work if you have everything on hand and have done it before.

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Question to anyone out there:

we got pretty much everything in, new timing belt, new water pump, pulleys, tensioners etc but we made a boo-boo.... stripped the hole where the water pump screws go into the block. The hole is F'd but the screw is fine...... any suggestions on what our options are?

I was thinking of unbuttoning all 3 motor mounts, undoing exhaust manifold somewhere then hoisting the engine up high enough to get a straight drill bit into it to insert some helicoils. Suggestions please!! you can only imagine howmuch I'm freakin out over here when the water pump won't bolt in tight
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Question to anyone out there:

we got pretty much everything in, new timing belt, new water pump, pulleys, tensioners etc but we made a boo-boo.... stripped the hole where the water pump screws go into the block. The hole is F'd but the screw is fine...... any suggestions on what our options are?

I was thinking of unbuttoning all 3 motor mounts, undoing exhaust manifold somewhere then hoisting the engine up high enough to get a straight drill bit into it to insert some helicoils. Suggestions please!! you can only imagine howmuch I'm freakin out over here when the water pump won't bolt in tight
I would have said helicoils too matey!
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Posted via FF MobileIf there`s a large enough hole (or can be enlarged slightly) on the pump for a larger bolt, maybe switching metric to american so it`s not MUCH larger, you may be able to tap larger with engine in place, saving hoisting it to get a drill in...
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Posted via FF MobileIf there`s a large enough hole (or can be enlarged slightly) on the pump for a larger bolt, maybe switching metric to american so it`s not MUCH larger, you may be able to tap larger with engine in place, saving hoisting it to get a drill in...
Yes, maybe he could indeed 'tap' the thread? [to the next size up!]
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Posted via FF MobileIf there`s a large enough hole (or can be enlarged slightly) on the pump for a larger bolt, maybe switching metric to american so it`s not MUCH larger, you may be able to tap larger with engine in place, saving hoisting it to get a drill in...
Yup x2
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