Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Boston (metrowest)
I did mine two years ago so my memory is a bit shaky. But at the point where you are, the timing mark on the crankshaft pulley is supposed to be at TDC, yes? I wasn't able to get the chain on the exhaust cam at all when I got to the point you are at, and was ready to have her towed to the dealer. But then I thought to see if the pulley had moved, and it had. I put it back to TDC and was good to go. I am sure my neighbors are still wondering about the exclamations emanating from my garage that night. Hope yours resolves as easily!
You know how to pull the chain tensioner out to reset that?
And did you unlock the VVT hub before torquing it onto the intake shaft?
I need to do mine again and will get the BOE camshaft too. Where were you able to get the stock rockers?
1974 Europa Twin Cam (gone but not forgotten)
1971 Europa S2 (owned but two months; flipped to raise funds to fill gap in college tuition)
35 years of restraint (including an Odyssey with 13 cupholders)
2005 Elise (magnetic blue), starshield, chin guards, Penske nonajustable shocks (BWR), Mishimoto sandwich plate, AEM oil temp and pressure gauges, third brake light flasher, Larini Group B silencer