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Posted 16 September 2007 - 06:06 PM
Posted 16 September 2007 - 06:22 PM
Remove the timing belt and see if the engine turns freely. Inspect the cam bearings on the other side. If the other cam bearings are fine, I would repair it, BUT you would need to make sure all the oil galleys are clear. Thats the reason it went in the first place.
Someone with more exp with this engine will tell you how.
Posted 17 September 2007 - 01:34 AM
Posted 17 September 2007 - 10:08 AM
pull the cam all the way out and have a look, the motor might be perfectly fine, but you won't be able to tell much without pulling the cam, unless it's really bad. my first guess is that it was run low on oil and is probably scrap, but that's just a guess, it sounds like it's worth a look for you. i'd drain the oil and look for metal bits in it. i'd also pull the oil pump and have a look at it as well, they will typically have signs of wear if it was run low on oil.
that lobe is probably not the major problem, the cam bearing surfaces are probably scored and that's where it is actually stuck/frozen. if that's the case, sounds like it was oil starved and probably due to lack of oil. there's a chance that side just didn't get oil and the block/rest of the motor are fine. i think that's less likely than it just running low on oil, but it is a possibility.
Posted 18 September 2007 - 10:39 AM
Posted 19 September 2007 - 10:28 PM
Posted 20 September 2007 - 12:26 PM
the EGR pipe that comes out of the head under the drivers side is sheared off too, anyone know where it would end up on an 87 XT 1.8? it's different than my RX and GL-10s since it has the spider intake. can't find a diagram in the XT service manual I downloaded either. I don't suppose those can be plugged.
the EGR valve itself bolts onto the spider intake, on the drivers side runner towards the firewall.
Posted 20 September 2007 - 12:54 PM
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