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ANOTHER timing chain question..

Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by Blakeclayton97, Jun 14, 2019.

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    hi guys, I am doing maintenance on a secondhand LY7 3.6 alloytec and have noticed that the timing marks on both banks don’t line up with the marks on the sprockets. (will attach a picture for reference.) just bought this engine secondhand, and it has been sitting for sometime out of a car. would you suggest cranking the engine over a few times, or even hand cranking it? will this line up the marks? If not, what would be your advice for realligning?

    TIA
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    Don't worry mate,they wont line up,unless you rotate'm few 100 times :D.Only time you'll see them "in line" when you replace the chains.
     
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    thanks heaps for the reply mate! so if they’re not loose at all and have no error codes, do you reckon i shouldnt worry?
     
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    yeah i was thinking that when i opened it up. even the drivers side bank is pretty much spotless.

    no worries with the chain you don’t think?
     
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    Sound like chains are ok..What about the guides? Check them carefully ,surfaces must be smooth and even,also crankshaft seal before you put the cover back on.
    I would replace the thermostat with new genuine part before I drop the engine in it's resting place with new engine mounts..
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