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Install the cam sprockets and then line up the timing marks>I on intake and E on exhaust side.

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How do I secure the camshaft gears on a 2002 outback 2.5l to remove and repalce?

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Installed a rebuilt cylinder head set timming to all data and mitchells timming book wont start blowing back threw intake

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Flats of all four cams on the ends opposite gears need to be parallel to top of head where cam cover bolts on. Dark links on transmission side of cam gears should line up with pins at 12:00 positions on cams. Dark links on pulley side of gears should line up with marks on intake gears. Dark link on balancer shaft gear lines up with tooth at 5:00 position. Dark link on crankshaft gear lines up at 4:00 position.

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Here is what the marks look like on the tranmission side of the gears on the front head:


Find more pix on the head gasket page of

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How to set the twin cam ,on a renault megane 1400cc after a snapped cam belt ,i had the head repaired at a shop,have all the timing tools to refit the belt and cam,s , BUT HOW TO FIT THE CAMS IN THE RIGHT...

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My 04 kia rio is bucking in the lower gears then when i get to the higher gears theres like NO power whatsoever. when sitting in idle you can hear coming from the exhaust a put put sound...

Try to clean out your catalict converter because i had the same problem with my 2004 Rio and I ended up having to replace the whole top half of the engine/Valvetrain

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