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#167393 - 23rd Aug 2007 10:40am Help need with fitting a F/R Cam?
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Is there a competent mechanic on here who is happy to work on my Renault engine?

Reason being is Iíve just bought a F/R catcam for buttons that has never been fitted and would like to fit it. The cam new is £245 I got it for £40, bargain if you ask me. Iíll buy a new gasket set.

The engine is only the D7F (1.2 8v), so it should be a p.o.p to someone who knows what theyíre doing.

If you fancy the job and have back-up off other people that can say you know what youíre doing than let me know. Obviously Iíll pay you in sterling or beer whatever you prefer. Weíll sort that out later though.

Another thing is you are going to have to deal with me looking over your shoulder and asking questions.

Let me know,

Cheers

Gaz

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#167398 - 23rd Aug 2007 12:34pm Re: Help need with fitting a F/R Cam? [Re: GaryB]
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why not do it yourself?
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#167400 - 23rd Aug 2007 12:38pm Re: Help need with fitting a F/R Cam? [Re: BMW Joe]
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I have no idea how, thats why I'm asking. I'm after guidance smile

I have an idea, but I dont want to get it wrong. All the TDC stuff gets alittle confusing in the haynes manual.

I'm basically asking for help.

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#167407 - 23rd Aug 2007 1:00pm Re: Help need with fitting a F/R Cam? [Re: GaryB]
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is just what it says on the tin..
Always roll forwards (Clockwise) to find TDC dont come backwards.
So if you miss, go round again..

I would just take a spark plug out,
drop a screwy with a long shank on it in to the hole,
but not much of a angle incase it scratched or jammed.

Rocked the car in gear, until screwey comes to the top.
Mark the screwey if your unsure and watch for the next time
around and you know your there when you see the mark.

The more spark plugs you take out the less compression (Fight)
you wil have turning the crank wink

Just ask the Haynes questions your not sure of smile
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#167410 - 23rd Aug 2007 1:04pm Re: Help need with fitting a F/R Cam? [Re: Mark]
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Is it honestly that easy?

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#167411 - 23rd Aug 2007 1:05pm Re: Help need with fitting a F/R Cam? [Re: GaryB]
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Yupp, It is that easy, I used a special tool to make sure my cam was TDC though.
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#167415 - 23rd Aug 2007 1:08pm Re: Help need with fitting a F/R Cam? [Re: ]
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Right, well I have next week off so I'll give it bash. Is it worth buying a torque spanner though to put it all back together? Or will tight do?

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#167417 - 23rd Aug 2007 1:31pm Re: Help need with fitting a F/R Cam? [Re: GaryB]
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hire one wink
borrow one...

best to torque to the requirements smile
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#167441 - 23rd Aug 2007 5:29pm Re: Help need with fitting a F/R Cam? [Re: GaryB]
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Originally Posted By: GaryB
Right, well I have next week off so I'll give it bash. Is it worth buying a torque spanner though to put it all back together? Or will tight do?


definately.

I bought a Silverline one off eBay for less than £15. Well worth the pennies.

Make sure you take your time and follow the manual careful. Nothing worse than rushing a job and fooking something up.
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#167444 - 23rd Aug 2007 5:47pm Re: Help need with fitting a F/R Cam? [Re: GaryB]
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Originally Posted By: GaryB
Right, well I have next week off so I'll give it bash. Is it worth buying a torque spanner though to put it all back together? Or will tight do?


as above, you WILL need one, and prob end up re-torquing the head and rockers (i am actually doing mine right now, just letting it cool down a bit)
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