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06_hawk_eye 03-22-2013 08:17 PM

Timing belt? Cam tool
 
What's up guys quick question for you guys. Doing another t-belt on a Wrx an when I did mine the driver side cams moved( should of seen my face when I took my belt off and they spun) well I was looking for the cam locking tool that holds the cams in place does anyone have any experience with using the 50$ company23 one. Thanks guys


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SubaruRail 03-24-2013 12:33 AM

Did just the top cam move? Once you put the new belt on and line up the marks you just rotate the cam until the line marks match up on the bottom and the cams stay in place as you route the belt the rest of the way. No real need for a special tool.

06_hawk_eye 03-24-2013 09:37 AM

Timing belt? Cam tool
 
No if I remember correctly both cams moved on the driver side.


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man show 03-24-2013 04:31 PM

I followed the videos in this link to a T and everything went smoothly for me: [url=http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2111702]Meatys Timing Belt How-To Video (HD) - NASIOC[/url]

When I took the tension off the belt, I think both of mine moved a little. I just made sure to rotate them in the correct direction when reinstalling the new timing belt. The trick where he let the weight of the breaker bars hold the cam gears in place worked for me, although a second set of hands to hold things in place would probably have been a better idea.

06_hawk_eye 03-24-2013 04:41 PM

Timing belt? Cam tool
 
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Saw they make this tool to lock them in place might make the purchase an see how it goes with it


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man show 03-24-2013 05:47 PM

...or that tool would probably work perfectly.

06_hawk_eye 03-24-2013 06:13 PM

Timing belt? Cam tool
 
Yeah looks like it'll make the job much easier much quicker hopefully get the job down to 2 hours


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SubaruRail 03-24-2013 10:03 PM

Yeah it does look like that tool would make it much faster and easier!! :rocks:

06_hawk_eye 03-24-2013 10:41 PM

Timing belt? Cam tool
 
I will purchase it and let everyone know how it goes


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06_hawk_eye 04-04-2013 10:24 AM

Well I purchased that tool ad will be doing a review on it proboly in the middle of April or early may when I do the timing belt.


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