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Old 07-20-2013, 02:18 PM   #1
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Timing problems

As many of you know redoing the timing on the SVT Focus can be a pain. Well I just had my head gasket changed and now I am stumped. We have redone my timing twice now and still a no go. Car has no power and I keep getting a check engine code for timing over advanced one degree. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.


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You have to loosen both cam gears.
Don't know how many times this has to be said. There's no other sure fire way to do it correct the first time.
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Ill try that and yeah your right there is no way to do it right the first time.
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You have to loosen both cam gears.
Don't know how many times this has to be said. There's no other sure fire way to do it correct the first time.

BS, follow the directions not the forums
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BS, follow the directions not the forums
Try reading Ford Literature once

http://www.focusfanatics.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=61718

Says right in the TSB that the "Camshaft Retaining Bolts" must be loosened.
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iminhell, do you know what size the fasteners are?
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Says right in the TSB that the "Camshaft Retaining Bolts" must be loosened.
This is correct. Its just not easy to get the timing right the first time. You will probably be off by a degree as I have found out. Thanks but there is no need to argue about this. Advice wrong or right I still look into it
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iminhell, do you know what size the fasteners are?

IIRC T-55
There's a cap on the intake cam gear that has to come off and the bolt is behind there. That one is an E Torx, can't recall what size.
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Says right in the TSB that the "Camshaft Retaining Bolts" must be loosened.
Misread your post, thought you we saying there was not sure fire way to get it right the first time. Always agree on loosening cams
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I don NOT agree on loosening the intake cam bolt , no reason to take it loose , I never do and hit the SVT in spec 9 out of 10 times by NOT taking the Intake gear loose from the cam

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