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Stupid high performance... (not really)
Posted 20 February 2008 - 05:15 PM
I checked my timing once again last night and noticed something out of the ordinary. It keeps advancing and its starting to run worse. So this morning i went out to investigate. After dismantling the radiator fans and pulling pulleys off and timing covers, I was shocked to realize the darn thing was 1 or 2 teeth off. Could this explain why i would be having issues?? I have to call it quits for a while as it is raining. As soon as it stops I'll be back out there working on it.
Posted 20 February 2008 - 05:20 PM
I was shocked to realize the darn thing was 1 or 2 teeth off. Could this explain why i would be having issues??
Most definately. Especially the driver's side.
Posted 20 February 2008 - 05:25 PM
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Posted 20 February 2008 - 06:48 PM
Posted 20 February 2008 - 07:43 PM
Yeah I wasnt planning on pulling the motor just to do the timing. I want to fix some leaks i've been having. Maybe even replace my smashed oil pan... (accidents happen... hehehe)
Posted 20 February 2008 - 11:15 PM
So i talked to my dad and convinced him to take me to reno, nv. Theres a couple different wrecking yards, but 1 in particular is worth going to. Unless they have changed it up at all there should be 5 xt's and xt6's. I'm hoping i can get everything i need in one run.
Does anybody need anything. Tools will be limited but i'll try hard. Plus we'll have a pickup so it'll hold lots of goodies.
Posted 21 February 2008 - 09:49 AM
Things to look for..unbroke steering column pieces and unbroken dash trim..Also bring a turkey baster and a cleaned out coffee can..suck out the cybrid fluid from the XT6 steering unit..that stuff is liquid gold.
Posted 04 March 2008 - 10:46 PM
Today was nice and warm so I decided to go ahead and reinvestigate the problem. After I thought I had fixed the timing issue all together, it still ran like crap. I pulled the front end apart and studied the timing marks on the cams. Both were pointing up. Seeing as this didn't look right I Logged on and started to search. I came across a thread on timing and read through it several times. When it finally occured to me that the cams should be 180* off of each other and not both pointing straight up.
Thats right. Both cams were aligned so the timing marks on both were strait at the top. I redid the entire timing belt replacement procedure and did it exactly the way it was posted in the thread.
Success!!!!! It has enough power to smoke the tires once again. Being able to fly through the gears instead of just driving like a granny.
I owe everything to you guys who have done so much to help me out with this. But dont think this will be the end of me. I still have much to do and so much time to do it in.
Posted 06 March 2008 - 06:29 AM
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