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Old 11-19-2013, 08:29 PM   #31
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Also there is a thread on here for sc you could probably post there a and someone local may be able to help you.
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:37 PM   #32
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Interesting...my question was retarded..ok maybe you should re-read your posts. Takes one to know one i suppose.
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:45 PM   #33
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Lol true that. Phones really suck to type on. But seriously I didn't mean to come off rude. I'm trying to help so you don't time your.shit wrong and drop a valve or bend them or blow a head gasket, or crack or warp your head. Thus costing you more time and money. But seriously I am retarded my first engine swap I tried.to.pull the engine with the torque converter bolts still. I've made my retarded mistakes don't get me wrong luckily trans.was fine. But it could have been a bad for me.
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Its all good. I've done everything from engine & transmission pulls & installs, internal fuel pumps, manifold gaskets etc and the list goes on. Surprisingly I've never done a timing belt. So this will be the first one. I now realize that if the cam is on TDC then the crank should be as well as long as it hasn't jumped. I plan on tackling this job soon. The key is like with everything double check, triple check, quadruple check.
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Old 11-19-2013, 09:07 PM   #35
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Right on im with you there! Check check again. An Yeah your right if you didn't jump time cam will line up crank.
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Old 11-23-2013, 11:47 AM   #36
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Size:  95.9 KB[/ATTACH][/ATTACH][/ATTACH][/ATTACH]Thanks for the post on the timing belt. I just changed mine as well but didnt have great luck. Before I changed my timing belt it ran great. After I changed the belt it ran good but had a small miss. Prior to taking the old belt off I tried to align the cam and crank at top with both notches. It didnt matter how many rotations I could not get them to both hit at the 12 o clock position. I had all the spark plugs out and could tell the number one piston was not at TDC. When I had the number one piston at TDC both the Cam and Crank shaft where at 5 minutes to the right of 12 oclock.

So I proceeded to change the belt with the number one piston at TDC and both the crank and cam at 12 o clock. I put the belt on and tried to rotate the engine 2 times but it the piston would hit the valves. Prior to removing the belt I painted the alignment of both the cam and crank. Next I took the belt off again and put it back the way it was prior to me removing. I checked the rotations of the engine and it rotated all the way through 2 rotations. I put everything back together and it ran good but had a couple of misses. I ran it for about two weeks and yesterday when starting my engine I heard a loud knock coming from my engine and it was idling bad. I immediately turned it off and had it towed home.

Next I removed my head and found out that the number one piston was hitting something. It may have been my valve but there are bits and pieces all in the number one cylinder. I believe my belt jumped a tooth and the piston and valve hit each other.



My question would be is if I have the head reconditioned can i still use the engine with the number one piston having cuts divots in the top of the cylinder. The engine still has good compression.

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I thought the SPI was a non-interference engine? If the timing belt were to break it would not ruin the engine?
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Old 12-01-2013, 02:11 PM   #38
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I thought the SPI was a non-interference engine? If the timing belt were to break it would not ruin the engine?
They are non- interface.have built a dozen or so and can spin the crank all day and not hit a valve.
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Looks like your.missing a valve seat.
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Looks like your.missing a valve seat.
Looks that way for sure.
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