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Old 09-27-2012, 01:19 PM   #1
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New (to me) SVT in San Diego

Anyone have a manual I can borrow? All the threads I read say that the Haynes/Helm/etc. All suck for the SVT.

I have worked out some of the problems, but still have a laundry list of issues. I posted a thread, but no replies in the last week. I linked the thread to "Technical" so hoping to get responses there.

I don't know what the specs are on the sensors.

My mechanic says $570 (parts included) to do timing belt, pulleys, and water pump. I'm probably going that route. To order parts($200-300), tools ($30), etc. will cost me more in money and time.

Any help will be appreciated on the other problems and manual (or recommendations for a good manual)

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Old 10-01-2012, 12:01 PM   #2
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I'm not sure if there is a good manual for the SVTf, none of the major repair book companies ever made one for it. I have a 00-04 haynes manual, and then just look around on here for any questions i have.

Regarding the timing belt, thats about average for the whole package deal.

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Old 10-01-2012, 02:07 PM   #3
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It will take you longer if you do it yourself but you will learn about your car in the process; if you don't know enough, def have someone who knows help you out or just set up tech day: provide food and beers and they will come...that's what I did, and they came lol
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Old 10-02-2012, 03:59 AM   #4
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I did decide to try it myself. Ordered gates kit, water pump, and cam tools. Going to make room in the garage and hope for <100* weather this week.
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I'll purchase anything I don't have, but I think I have the tools. Didn't see the focaljet one, but it provides additional pics.

I also found this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4IgVvfovhA

As long as I don't run into any problems (or find more) it will be replaced and running before the weekend is over.
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Got it all tore down tonight. I was shocked and amazed at a few things.

-The water pump pulley nuts were hand tight....didn't need a socket to remove them.
-The Tensioner was broken.
-I do not have a 'lower splash cover'.
-The previous abuser REALLY liked anti-sieze on his plugs.
-Removing the crank pulley was the hardest...had to use the starter and breaker bar trick. My impact wrench wouldn't do the job.

Big question: How am I sure that I'm at TDC and not BDC? I can see Piston 1 up, but I also see Piston 4 up. I had this issue once in my Firebird and overheated the engine. I just want to be sure I'm doing it correctly.

I put the pin in and rotate the engine. It hits, but if I rotate it backwards a bit, it hits again. Nowhere in this span do the cams lineup for the bar to slip in both slots.
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So what I have seen done is that you want to mark with white out BEFORE you move the cam gears out of position the valve cover and the cam gear with a line so that you can line those two up again when you are putting it bak together but it kinda sounds like you already moved them outta position though ....
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So what I have seen done is that you want to mark with white out BEFORE you move the cam gears out of position the valve cover and the cam gear with a line so that you can line those two up again when you are putting it bak together but it kinda sounds like you already moved them outta position though ....
No. I haven't removed the timing belt. I think that it's out of time. I was told that the first owner changed the timing belt....it may not have been done correctly.

I want to insure that the timing is tits before I put the new belt and pulleys on. I want to be 110% sure everything is correct, so I don't have to do this job twice.

I picked up a new tensioner today. After looking at the new one, the outer lip was also missing. The belt looks new, so I'm not too worried about that.
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