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Old 04-16-2012, 11:23 PM   #31
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That's because when you loosen the cam gears as the instructions say, the VCT is already positioned where it needs to be. I did not get lucky, I followed the directions and it worked properly.
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:47 PM   #32
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That's because when you loosen the cam gears as the instructions say, the VCT is already positioned where it needs to be. I did not get lucky, I followed the directions and it worked properly.
I don't care how anyone else does theres, hopefully it works for them. I've done at least 12 changes and loosen both cams every time. No issues ever. It's amazing this is still discussed. The issue at the core of this is the valve spring pressure will overcome the VCT indent spring pressure allowing the VCT to clock off center. This makes the timing off. This will only make sense if you've done install. Watch the relationship of the VCT with the cam when rotated then it will make sense. It's a real easy concept, I got a call last week on this and walked him through it.
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:33 AM   #33
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I don't care how anyone else does theres, hopefully it works for them. I've done at least 12 changes and loosen both cams every time. No issues ever. It's amazing this is still discussed.
I absolutely agree with this, even though maybe my last wording didn't sound right. If you loosen both cam gears as the instructions say, the things you are all worried about take care of themselves. Follow the directions, get a new exhaust cam gear bolt from massive to make tightening easier, make sure you have the big open end wrenches you need to hold the cams in place, and you will be good to go.
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Old 04-17-2012, 11:36 PM   #34
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That's because when you loosen the cam gears as the instructions say, the VCT is already positioned where it needs to be. I did not get lucky, I followed the directions and it worked properly.
bull crap dude just because you loosen the gear does not mean its in the right spot and me scaring you right
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:11 AM   #35
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bull crap dude just because you loosen the gear does not mean its in the right spot and me scaring you right
There's a reason why the people who designed and built the engine wrote the instructions they way they did. I know countless pepole who have followed the directions properly and never thrown a code.

Every time you post you make me feel better about doing my own work rather than taking my car to the dealership.
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:20 PM   #36
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I've done a few SVT Timing belts, including my own, and I can see where you ran into some fun issues.

But after the first time, I have the right tools and help to get it down pretty quickly now.

Props on working on it for the first time.

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Old 06-12-2012, 07:32 PM   #37
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http://teamzx2.com/threads/117-Timing-Belt

This might be helpful to understand a little more
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good writeup on the zx2 but very little applys to SVTFs being as we have no lineup hole on the vct gear that and zx2s are intake VCT where ours is exhaust
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:22 AM   #39
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So for all who are looking for a guide to replace your timing belt, I have found a guide.

http://www.dj-sures.com/GraphicFiles...%20Timing.html
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:21 AM   #40
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^^ Definitely a great guideline from Ford.

I have used that guideline as well when I first did my timing belt a few years back.

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