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Old 12-26-2015, 03:28 PM   #1
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M54 timing schrick cams

So i m at a loss i m going off of the german auto solutions timing DIY however it doesnt say how to align the sprockets on the front of the cams with TDC there are no marks on the cams and i know they need to be on TDC help???
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Old 12-26-2015, 03:30 PM   #2
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Here are my cams without sprockets
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Old 12-26-2015, 08:44 PM   #3
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There should be a small arrow on your sprockets that you can line up with the engine block
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Old 12-26-2015, 09:19 PM   #4
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Sorry not the sprockets i m not sure what the are called they bolt to the cam the helix cups slide onto them
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Old 12-26-2015, 09:24 PM   #5
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Hmm..I'm a little confused.

I did this a while ago so my memory isn't fresh.

Are you talking about the the helix gears that bolt onto the camshaft? If so, you need the alignment tool. TurnerMotorsports sells it. I have it and don't mind loaning it but you'd cover the shipping costs which may or may not be cheaper than buying it.
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Old 12-26-2015, 09:42 PM   #6
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They bolt to the center if you didn t install new cams you didn t need to remove them they are missing a tooth i bought the GAS timing tools idk i ll have to post a picture
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Old 12-26-2015, 09:44 PM   #7
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Right. Ok so I know what you are talking about now. You are going to need the helix alignment tool

Here is a link to turner motorsport http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-11...ment-tool.aspx
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Old 12-26-2015, 11:10 PM   #8
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Awesome thankyou yes i think that will help
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Old 12-28-2015, 08:23 AM   #9
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I did this a while ago so my memory isn't fresh.

Your pix didn't come through.
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Old 12-29-2015, 01:06 PM   #10
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Man everything at TMS is super expensive hopefully this is the last issue with this project
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Old 12-29-2015, 01:20 PM   #11
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Man everything at TMS is super expensive hopefully this is the last issue with this project
Well, like I said, I'm willing to loan it out. I'd need you to cover shipping and a deposit just to cover my own ass. Not saying I don't trust you.
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