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Old 06-07-2012, 06:02 PM   #1
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Exclamation Aluminum timing pin broke off inside block?

OK wtf. I was taking the timing pin out and it twisted off inside the block... the bolt with the threads came out but the pin is now lodged inside my block. WTF!!!!!!!

I'm not having a very good day.

I purchased the Massive Speed System timing tool kit. It came with 2 aluminum timing bolts and the cam tool which is steel.


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Old 06-07-2012, 06:16 PM   #2
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damn wtf how did that happen?

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Remove the pcv block and see if you can get to it. If you can't, just drain oil, and remove oil pan and windage tray, not much to it.

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damn wtf how did that happen?

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Put the pin in to get the crank to TDC. I took the pin out so I can turn the cams to get the alignment tool on. Well since it was made out of aluminum, must have had enough tension to pinch it when I took it out, it twisted off. Why the would it be made of of soft aluminum? I didn't gorilla arm anything!

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Remove the pcv block and see if you can get to it. If you can't, just drain oil, and remove oil pan and windage tray, not much to it.

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Ok I guess I will try that as I don't know what else to do.
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Old 06-07-2012, 06:39 PM   #5
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Are you sure it's aluminum? That would be pretty f'ed up on Massive's part, especially since they charge $30 bucks for it.

Got a pic of the broken part that you have.
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Well I paid like $40 for the whole timing kit. It came with 2 timing bolts, a short one and long one. They are aluminum and were anodized purple lol.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261024870799...ht_6117wt_1184 This is the kit here. I wouldn't suggest buying it now lol.

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"Pins are super tolerance monolithic machined 6061 aluminum for an exact fit. Pins are anodized in high vis Massive Purple for corrosion resistance and this bright coloring will help to remind user of removal(seen folks leave it in – NOT good!). Should pin be left in, aluminum construction will give way without harming vital engine internals. Handle area has built in hex for tool usage. Alpha stamping so you’ll know the difference between the 2 pin styles. Quality made IN HOUSE right here in the USA!!! "

Lol. it, I'll crank her up and say it lol... no
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IDK why they wouldn't make it steel, $40 bucks for it, lol.

My pops made one for my Zetec out of steel in about half a hr. My motor is timed perfectly.
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I was able to take the shorter(duratec) pin and "push" the broken one inside and I heard it fall inside to who knows where? It must be wedged in there somewhere as I can't turn the crank very far and can't turn it back.

Here's what's left of it.
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It's just too much of a risk, no damage to motor, but you got to go fishing after it.

Sorry Massive, I know you guys do make some good parts. But I have to call this part shit, for how much you pay for it, and how little time it takes to make such a part, it should have been made in steel.

You should get a full money return on it.
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Yikes am kinda scared to use mine again!

Dj let me borrow yours lol


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