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Old 17-05-2010, 08:59 PM
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Default Timing Belt Change GC8- good link

After eventually completing my timing belt service today - belt, tensioner, bearings and seals + water pump - i thought id share a link I found very useful, as i ran into a couple of problems. Lots of pics and easy to read steps.

Timing belt change GC8

Ive also got a couple of tips i picked up for anyone trying to tackle it.

To undo/do up cam wheel bolts - use the old timing belt; wrap it around the crank pulley and the cam wheel, then use locking pliers or clamp to hold it tight whilst you crack the bolt.

When putting the belt on: leave off the bottom left idler pulley - that way theres a bit more slack to get everything lined up. than its easy to manipulate the large length of belt there to get it back on. i was stumped for hours before i found this tip!

If youve got any other tips or links, feel free to post them.
1997 green GC8 with the usual mild mods.
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Old 17-05-2010, 09:36 PM
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I used that reference when I did mine,
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Thanks for the tip on the bottom left idler pulley, Ill try that next time
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Old 17-05-2010, 10:28 PM
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I think I jammed a screwdriver or something similar in the middle of the cam wheel while I loosened the bolt...
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Old 18-05-2010, 08:50 PM
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or take the rocker cover of and the actual cam is shaped to fit a spanner on thats how i did it. so much easier.
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