Removal 1. Release fuel system pressure. Disconnect battery and drain cooling system. Disconnect vacuum and coolant lines attached to intake manifold and label accordingly. Remove throttle linkage. Remove collector cover and collector. 2. Disconnect fuel line and components that interfere with removal. Remove intake manifold bolts using removal sequence. Remove intake manifold and fuel injector [...]
December 24th, 2010 · No Comments
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A revised timing belt tensioner for 2002-2003 Acura 3.2L engines is part of a product improvement by Acura. The original design timing belt tensioner is filled with oil to dampen oscillation. Due to a manufacturing situation, the tensioner oil can leak. If enough oil is lost, the timing belt loosens and causes engine noise. The [...]
December 21st, 2010 · No Comments
TIMING CHAIN for Nissan Altima GLE Installation Procedure:
CAUTION: If cylinder head is installed and timing chain is disconnected, DO NOT rotate camshaft or crankshaft; valves will contact pistons, resulting in bent valves.
NOTE: Procedure includes cylinder head removal; however, it may not be necessary to remove cylinder head.
December 5th, 2010 · No Comments
You have just purchased the BEST adjustable cam sprockets available for Dodge Neon. These AEM adjustable cam sprockets are CNC machined from billet aluminum and then laser etched with cam timing marks for adjustment up to ±10° at the cam or ±20° at the crankshaft. Using the vernier scale on the sprocket hub helps to [...]
November 25th, 2010 · No Comments
The valve cover gasket on the Cadillac Catera prevents oil from leaking into the engine compartment. There is a tight seal between the cylinder head and valve cover because of the gasket. Over time, high operating temperatures, as well as the oil, begin to break down the gasket and o-rings, both of which will need [...]
November 2nd, 2010 · No Comments
DTC P1557 (17965) stored in DTC memory. May be caused by a loss of pressure to turbocharger due to cracks or tears in intake air duct under the fastening clamps.
Improved parts installed beginning with the following Vehicle Identification Numbers.
A6Q 2.7T S4 2.7T VIN: 4B_YN090650 VIN: 8D_YA140000
October 24th, 2010 · No Comments
Precautions for Battery Service
Before disconnecting the battery, lower both the driver and passenger windows. This will prevent any interference between the window edge and the vehicle when the door is opened/closed. During normal operation, the window slightly raises and lowers automatically to prevent any window to vehicle interference. The automatic window function will not work [...]
October 11th, 2010 · No Comments
On some models, engine is equipped with a timing belt and timing chain. Inspect timing chain when replacing timing belt.
1. Remove the engine cover. 2. Remove right front wheel. 3. Remove right side cover. 4. Set the jack to the engine oil pan. Remove the engine mount bracket. Remove the stay plate. 5. Temporarily loosen [...]
September 24th, 2010 · No Comments
The Opel ignition timing is designed to be set at TDC (Top Dead Center). Adjustments are made to the point gap (.018” on most), and operation is checked at idle with a dwell Meter. Dwell is to be set to 50 degrees +or- 2 degrees. This test is to be performed with the distributor vacuum [...]
September 23rd, 2010 · No Comments
Part III: Revisiting the Opel Engine Rebuild
It seems that everyone who drives an Opel wants “More Power.” (You are not alone!) Having acceleration on demand, affects how driving an Opel feels, and in turn, how you feel about your Opel.
The “Engine Performance” section of the tech tip index to back issues of OMC Blitzes (available [...]