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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 20-02-2006, 14:03 Thread Starter
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Cambelt change K Series - Guide?

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
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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
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Hm, I wonder if the Major has missed this thread
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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.
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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
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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
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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.
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I can do a pictured guide on an engine that is currently out of a car if that's of any help.....
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I thought Dr Dave did one way back when, or was that just timing marks?
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That's what I thought too........


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

K16 engine timing marks - a definate guide!
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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?
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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!
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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!!
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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!!
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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)
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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)
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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/...hange.wmv.html
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VERY GOOD..excellent.
cant fault , good work
is the late t-series much the same.
all the best.mark
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Great guide!
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Great video, can't fault it.
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