It would be a good idea to put a dab on each end of the pushrods - since it will take a minute before oil flow is fully established to the valve train (it gets oil last on these engines).Thanks, I will look for that lube. I have the harmonic balance puller / installer and Torx bits. So It looks like the push rod retainer from miller tools, is not all that needed, its around 100 dollars, if it is not need I will skip it. So this assembly lube, should I use some on the push rods as well, or just the cam. and how long before you changed the oil
It is - you'll need to absolutely insure the timing marks are correct for the crank and camshaft - these VVT engines have zero tolerance for being off-time (valve -piston interference) - per Chrysler's tech bulletins.I've noticed some remove the oil pump and some do not. Is it necessary to remove ?
That's what takes place - the important part is having the marks on the links and the sprockets lined up during assembly.Started job Saturday, I noticed the black links on the chain were not on the timing spots, So when I replaced it I made sure black link was on cam at 12 o'clock, but when I was done and turned the crank around twice, the arrow on the cam was at 12 the crank was 6 and the key way was 2 o'clock and the black links were way off, What is with that. should I bother re doing ? It is like I found it lol.
It might have been a pushrod that wasn't seated fully into the lifter or on the rocker?So, a small error on my part makes me what to take the rockers off or alt least the last one I did. After finishing torquing I when to manually crank things over by hand. Every thing when tight al of. Suden so I stopped and remembered, darn the manual cautions not to do this for 5 minutes to let lifters bleed down, so I waited 5, and the. Started turning again, it was going well, then I heard a little crack noise. what the heck was that. I inspected all over and continued, hand cranked 6 to 8 times and never heard anything. could that have been a rod that had not seated correctly. Possible not waiting for those lifters to bleed down ?
Awesome thanks!What are you using for a startup tune??Will do, I've been busy with other things, I hope to start the car tonight, going to fill up rad and load start up tune. If you don't have a 1/4 " universal you should get one, it makes the valve cover nuts a breeze, especially the passenger side towards fire wall. There is two sizes, the long is for pressing on the wire loom retainer you will see the difference if they have a long one, on that hard to get spot ( like mine was ) switch it to a short one when you reinstall.