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Old 01-15-2015, 02:33 AM   #1
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s54 cam timing check tool

All,

Am gonna be attempting the vanos rebuild using the beisan kit.

Id like to borrow the cam timing tool for s54 engine, together with pulley lock pin.

Wondering if anyones got one lying around i can borrow for a weekend. For a nominal fee, of course.

Am in melbourne.

Thanks heaps
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Old 01-15-2015, 04:16 AM   #2
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With some 6mm rod and a little improvisation you can get by without the camshaft locking/aligning tool without adding a lot of time to the job. The harmonic balancer pin I had made. You will also need a thin spanner that fits on the camshaft flats. As I recall a 1" was a firm fit.
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Old 01-15-2015, 04:37 AM   #3
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The camshaft aligner pin hole is vertical, right?
Id still prefer the oe tool
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Old 01-15-2015, 05:44 AM   #4
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You're right, perpendicular to the camshafts plane.

The correct tool would make it a bit faster and less room for error, but if you take care you can be equally if not more accurate without it. That said if I had the tool I would use it because the VANOS timing is taken from the back end of the camshafts so the tool is adequate.

Don't forget to back off the cam-chain tensioner before you let the cam-chain go slack. On principle I'd remove and inspect the cam-chain tensioners guide and check the valve clearances while you are in there.

Last edited by Commando; 01-17-2015 at 10:34 PM. Reason: clarity + typo
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Old 01-15-2015, 04:33 PM   #5
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Ok thanks.
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Old 01-16-2015, 09:09 PM   #6
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Please let me know how you go as I'm about to fo the same job. I just have to find a free weekend.
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Old 01-16-2015, 09:18 PM   #7
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Please let me know how you go as I'm about to fo the same job. I just have to find a free weekend.
On an M54 or S54, you don't need vanos alignment tools for M54 doing vanos seals. Your sig suggests M54?
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Old 01-17-2015, 06:49 PM   #8
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On an M54 or S54, you don't need vanos alignment tools for M54 doing vanos seals. Your sig suggests M54?
M54 , I was referring to the vanos seals not the tools. Lol
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