- Jan 29, 2014
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I think I can get all the valves closed - they do appear to close. Or maybe I can adjust the bank 1 exhaust cam timing first, hopefully with engine in car, then do a leakdown. Adjusting the cam may be a challenge, as the bolt takes 100 Nm + 1/4 turn to torque. I'm not sure how to hold the cam. I'm not sure if the sprocket pops off by itself when loosened, or must be pulled. I may have to make a special tool to apply the torque without removing the timing cover.first things first your welcome. secondly before wasting to much time make sure the valve is not bent, i dont know how your going to do it but you need to do a leak down test on all cylinders. in order to do a leak down your going to find a way to close all the valves on the cylinder your testing, you might have to take off the chain or loosen it. sorry ive mentioned this earlier make sure oil pressure is good, i like to hookup the pressure gauge and drive about ten minutes and the check the oil psi. some like to check volume but ive never checked that maybe jack or someone can chime in on how to check for oil volume. also plan on dropping the oil pan to clean oil pick up tube.
Was the prior owner an A&P or in aviation/military?zinc chromate, yellow / green primer, strange choice. Is that factory?
Unknown to me. The car had a few owners.Was the prior owner an A&P or in aviation/military?