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Ok. so i looked up the parts numbers it looks like both of the tools can be used to time the 2007 cx7. but i am still not convinced because they look so different. is there a possibility that a cam can be 180 degrees out?

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Can you post a picture of the other tool you have? Its possible its 180 out, but unlikely unless your spinning the cam around while the chain was off.

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  • Don Kirk Jul 25, 2013

    Assenmacher (ASMFM2330) 3 Piece Mazda/Ford 2.3L Timing Set

    I can't post a pic but here is a link from amazon. This is the kit I have.

  • Cheeso Jul 25, 2013

    I dont understand the point of that middle piece, you should simply be able to do it with the other 2. I would recommend going to the local mazda dealer and ask to see there's and compare.

  • Cheeso Jul 25, 2013

    I dont understand the point of that middle piece, you should simply be able to do it with the other 2. I would recommend going to the local mazda dealer and ask to see there's and compare.

  • Cheeso Jul 25, 2013

    Where are you in the process, might be easier to help via email if you can supply me with yours

  • Don Kirk Jul 25, 2013

    I think the middle piece is for 2.3L without turbo. I have the valve cover back off along with timing cover, and fuel pump removed again.
    My email is



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