Timing tool knurled end left in, any cause for issue? - Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Ford Focus Forum, Ford Focus ST Forum > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > General Technical Chat

General Technical Chat This section is for technical discussions relating to general maintenance, electrical issues, engine trouble, and recalls.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-01-2013, 12:48 AM   #1
Deus Machina
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Fan#: 100167
Location: Brandon, FL
What I Drive: 2000 black ZX3

Posts: 38
FF Reputation: 1 Deus Machina Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Timing tool knurled end left in, any cause for issue?

Jeez, life has sucked lately. Finally starting to get this thing back to running.

Okay, I had a saga changing the timing belt, where the timing tool--which locks the crankshaft--bent and got stuck. I managed to cut out the business end, so now I don't have to worry about the crankshaft.

But the grip end is still stuck in the hole that would normally have a plug torqued into it. Basically it would act as a slightly loose plug.

Is this going to affect oil pressure or anything? Any cause for concern aside from maybe a small leak? Or do I really need to buckle down and drill it out?


Deus Machina is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-01-2013, 04:46 AM   #2
150mphzetec
Focus Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Fan#: 77175
Location: Las Vegas, NV
What I Drive: 00 yellow zetec

Posts: 612
FF Reputation: 2 150mphzetec Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
you can leave it in there if you don't mind a leak from there. That hole is really only there to lock the crank but there are other ways to determine TDC. To keep it from leaking, you may be able to turn it out a little, squeeze high-temp rtv in there, let it set slightly, then tighten the bolt/broken lock peg. This may help act as the rubber o-ring which is part of the bolt normally in that spot
150mphzetec is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2013, 07:21 AM   #3
amc49
Focus Fanatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Fan#: 96610
Location: Fort Worth, TX
What I Drive: 00 wagon, 02 sedan both zetec atx

Posts: 4,808
FF Reputation: 23 amc49 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Leave it alone. Clean around it real good and build up a wad of silicone to cover it. Ugly but last forever done right.
amc49 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2013, 02:00 PM   #4
Deus Machina
Focus Jr. Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Fan#: 100167
Location: Brandon, FL
What I Drive: 2000 black ZX3

Posts: 38
FF Reputation: 1 Deus Machina Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Alright, kind of what I figured. I just wasn't absolutely certain that the motor doesn't want an enclosed system.

Silicone it is!
Deus Machina is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2013, 06:23 PM   #5
amc49
Focus Fanatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Fan#: 96610
Location: Fort Worth, TX
What I Drive: 00 wagon, 02 sedan both zetec atx

Posts: 4,808
FF Reputation: 23 amc49 Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Not enclosed, the valve cover hose is a big leak.
amc49 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Old 07-01-2013, 09:02 PM   #6
iminhell
C2H5OH
 
iminhell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Fan#: 36222
Location: Darwin, MN
What I Drive: 2000 & 2001 ZX3's

Posts: 10,501
FF Reputation: 48 iminhell Great Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (4)
and that pin isn't subject to oil pressure, only oil spray thrown off the crank. I wouldn't doubt if W/O anything it'd not leak at all ... water would be my concern though.
iminhell is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks
-->
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:46 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.