Slant 4 cambelt change

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Slant 4 cambelt change

Postby Bean » 18 Oct 2007, 22:00

Is there any guides anywhere for changing the cambelt on a 8v 2.3 slant 4 engine.
Getting near to the point where we will be starting the car and want to change the belt before that.
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Postby chevette adam » 18 Oct 2007, 22:49

Im getting dejavous. Twice in one night! Only know a rough guide at the mo on tightening. Will have root around in the next few days as I'm gonna start rebuilding now I have all the bits! Can't promise anything but I'll try.

Unless one of the other 2.3 boffins can help? 8) :lol:
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Postby Shoveitpusher » 19 Oct 2007, 08:31

off the top of my head with no referances

the cam pulleys of the dizzy and cam drive have dots on the edge of the pulleys
you need to create a straight line between these dots and the centre bolts of the same pulleys. i think this all happens at tdc or somewhere significantly near, ie 8 deg before tdc.

can't recall the tensioner arrangement but it isn't difficult and use the usual 90 degree turn on the belt for correct tension.
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Postby Gordo » 19 Oct 2007, 12:35

I've probably done 50+ (with rebuilds etc as well) but it was over twenty years back, however, here goes ...
As mentioned, there are two dots on the cam' wheels, these are lined up opposite to each other - not together. I think the crank was at TDC, but I can't recall exactly, as I had a special tool made up to line everything up.

I'd suggest checking out the online trading businesses and/or second hand book stores for a copy of a manual relating to the general engine, specific vehicle doesn't matter so much.
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Postby chevette adam » 25 Oct 2007, 15:20

Hope this helps lads. Got my manual in the post today. For Magnum.
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Postby Bean » 25 Oct 2007, 15:40

Many thanks :D
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