: Cambelt change K Series - Guide?


alt
20-02-2006, 15:03
My K Series (mk3 214) is well due a cambelt change, my mechanic friend offered to do it for me some weekend as long as I provide beer :)

He's done many K Series engines before, so its not a problem to him. I, however, would love to see how exactly its done.

I was wondering has anyone created a step-by-step guide to a K Series cambelt change? Or would anyone be willing to... I'd certainly be willing to pay 3-4 for a copy of a step-by-step guide with pictures... it could be a money making idea for someone?! *cough cough* Dr Dave :)

mark cleland
20-02-2006, 15:11
I`d also be intrested in this!

queston/ Cam belt on vvc - much different?

I also use a site like this for my main car (cavweb for MV6) They have excellent how to`s for popular jobs, think cambelt change how to would be great

alt
20-02-2006, 21:06
Hm, I wonder if the Major has missed this thread :boxedin:

ashy
20-02-2006, 21:21
TBH lads you won't get someone doing a guide on this as it's pretty well covered by the Haynes and the Rave manual.;)

yorkshirerider
20-02-2006, 21:29
i need a camberlt change as i nocked me timing out whilst changin the head so she wont fire - anyone know a mobile mechanic? lol

alt
20-02-2006, 21:57
TBH lads you won't get someone doing a guide on this as it's pretty well covered by the Haynes and the Rave manual.;)

Ah yes, my copy still hasnt been returned gurrrr

ashy
20-02-2006, 22:11
i need a camberlt change as i nocked me timing out whilst changin the head so she wont fire - anyone know a mobile mechanic? lol

But I thought you'd already took the belt off?

It's not too difficult to time the engine up with a new cambelt. You'll need to take the pulley off anyway and then all you need to do is line the mark on the oil pump housing in between the dots on the crankshaft sprocket and then line the camshafts up and fit the belt.

technozen
20-02-2006, 23:12
I can do a pictured guide on an engine that is currently out of a car if that's of any help.....

mikew7790
20-02-2006, 23:17
I thought Dr Dave did one way back when, or was that just timing marks?

technozen
20-02-2006, 23:21
That's what I thought too........


Yep, the timing guide is here......

http://forums.mg-rover.org/showthread.php?t=87729

yorkshirerider
20-02-2006, 23:22
i took the belt off the top pulleys but i must be a couple of sprogs out - so is this covered in the haynes manual on how to time it up? whats the flashing light for?

alt
20-02-2006, 23:26
I can do a pictured guide on an engine that is currently out of a car if that's of any help.....

Paul - Anymore kindness/help from you and ill start feeling guilty! :)

technozen
21-02-2006, 00:00
I have a 1.4 on a trolley at work, I have to fit the cambelt properly after fitting Piper cams and vernier pulleys.

If time allows tomorrow I'll take some pics.

Mind you it's far easier to do the belt when the engine is out of the car!!

mikew7790
21-02-2006, 01:01
I have a 1.4 on a trolley at work, I have to fit the cambelt properly after fitting Piper cams and vernier pulleys.

If time allows tomorrow I'll take some pics.

Mind you it's far easier to do the belt when the engine is out of the car!!


Sounds like you've got a fun job Paul!!

alt
21-02-2006, 09:33
I have a 1.4 on a trolley at work, I have to fit the cambelt properly after fitting Piper cams and vernier pulleys.

If time allows tomorrow I'll take some pics.

Mind you it's far easier to do the belt when the engine is out of the car!!

I reckon it would be a lot easier alright when its on a trolly! But pics would be sweet, ill buy ya a pint at the meet (bring a designated driver and we'll get smashed heh) :)

mark cleland
21-02-2006, 13:29
I can do a pictured guide on an engine that is currently out of a car if that's of any help.....

this would be a huge help, im concerned though it looks hell of a job with engine in car, is this hard to do (space wise)

technozen
24-02-2006, 01:14
Ok, rather than take pictures I have used a DV camcorder!

The engine I used is a 1.4 K16 with an automatic cambelt tensioner, as mentioned before it is on a trolley which makes the belt change very simple. The alternator/drivebelts and power steering tensioner had been removed prior but hopefully the video may be of some use.

And before anyone mentions my gaffs I had noticed during editing that I mention adjusting the tensioner clockwise while actually turning it anti-clockwise (anti-clockwise is the correct direction) ..... and no laughing at my Dublin accent!!!

The video is a .wmv file about 56 mb and 11 mins running time.

The link to Rapidshare..........

http://rapidshare.de/files/13989856/k_series_cambelt_change.wmv.html

aboard_epsilon
24-02-2006, 01:36
VERY GOOD..excellent.
cant fault , good work
is the late t-series much the same.
all the best.mark

mikew7790
24-02-2006, 04:40
..... and no laughing at my Dublin accent!!!


:D

Great guide! :)

1955diesel
24-02-2006, 08:06
Great video, can't fault it.

alt
24-02-2006, 18:03
Paul you're a god :)

Looks a lot easier with the engine removed alright!

technozen
24-02-2006, 21:13
Looks a lot easier with the engine removed alright!


Yes, about a 20 minute job!!

alt
24-02-2006, 21:46
Yes, about a 20 minute job!!

Gonna order my belt next week, so hopefully my friend will help (do it for me lol) next weekend!

DEViANCE
24-02-2006, 23:44
thats a great video. i can imagine how hard it would be in situ, makes me feel alot better about paying for it be done.

just a quick question though...

I assume when doing it inside the engine bay you need to remove the engine mount that sits in the middle of the belt? that is what confused me when i considered doing my own.

technozen
25-02-2006, 00:33
Correct, the engine mount has to be removed, you can support the engine on a trolley jack.

Amagoza
05-03-2006, 17:17
Fantastic guide there.
Thanks for doing that.
I'm sure it will help a lot of people.

nikolas
05-03-2006, 20:40
very very nice guide you have there Paul.. great job!!! i wish i had a work place to experiment whenever i would like to..

Rover_King
05-03-2006, 21:23
thats a really good video. Me and my dad are trying to decide weather to have a go at changing the cambelt our selves (engine left in car) or pay to get it done. The car is my dads 1998 Rover 416s, 35k miles. Looking at that makes me think it will be hard with the engine left in car, and it probably isnt worth risking doing it ourselfs.

ashy
05-03-2006, 21:29
It's not really that difficult with it in the car. It's quite easy to get to, just need the right tools. A couple of hours you and your dad will have it done and you can't go wrong with that guide. The only thing you would have to do with the engine in the car is remove the engine mount and drop the engine down.

nikolas
05-03-2006, 21:32
the equipment is regarded as cheap? expensive? affordable? appropriate tools adjusting Nm etc..