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Since the last thread on this subject I have been asked by several members to explain certain parts of the timing. I have therefore decided to start a new thread on this subject and (hopefully) clear up some of the mysteries.

First lets start with the timing chain tensioner. The old tensioner must not be re used. We can however use the old tensioner for timing purposes and to do this the small circular retaining clip on the end of the tensioner must be broken off. This allows the tensioner to move freely and can now be inserted for timing purposes only.

Once the timing is correct, insert a new tensioner. Then on the rear of the right exhaust camshaft remove the plastic cover and inside you will find a locating position for an internal star socket. Get someone to lock the camshaft with a socket and strong bar, this will stop the engine from turning.

Place a socket on the bottom pulley (harmonic balancer) and turn the engine anti clockwise until you hear the tensioner click. Then release the camshaft and turn the engine clockwise several times and then check the valve timing.
Remember the tensioner can only be used once.
 

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Now for the valve timing.
 

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The lower pulley (harmonic balancer) should be rotated clockwise until the 40 degree after top dead center is aligned with the marker on the crankcase.

On the inlet and exhaust camshafts markers 4 should align in the center and on the outside align with the cylinder head surface. Markers 3 should be vertical.
 

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Balance Shaft, this needs to be pinned in position. At the rear of the engine, remove the rear engine oil seal plate and behind this you will see the balance shaft "counter balance" and it is web shaped with a hole in it.

This hole corresponds with a hole in the rear of the engine, locate these two holes with a suitable pin to stop the shaft from moving during the timing phase.

Do not forget to remove this pin before turning the engine.
 

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Good news, let me know if you get stuck.
 

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Proceedure for checking (confirmation) camshaft position;
 

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^With the front cam covers in position remove the four caps (3) and turn crankshaft to the 305 degree mark. Through the four holes (caps removed) you should see the markers in the center of each hole.
 

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Thanks Keyhole, very good:thumbsup:
 

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dear eric I cant find the web shape counter balce shaft hole can you send a pic please
Sorry Mat my mistake, the 273 has a sprocket but no balance shaft, I mixed it up with the 272 engine. So forget this bit.
 

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Dear eric thanks

Eric on the timing chain there are bright marks/or o on every 28th chain link do they have to line up to anything
 

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On the 272 engine yes, but on the 273 there is no reference to this in WIS and we have never used the chain markings.
 

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Dear eric thanks

Eric on the timing chain there are bright marks/or o on every 28th chain link do they have to line up to anything
Interesting thought, how many marks are there in total 6?
 

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Here is a picture of the new tensioner being fitted, you can see how the exhaust cam is used to lock the engine. And how to turn the engine back until you hear the click from the new tensioner. The click is the new tensioner being released from it's lock position and is then ready to extend as you turn the engine clockwise.
 

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Torque setting for tensioner is 70Nm.
 
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