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Old Jan 27th, 2014, 12:02 AM
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Timing chain procedure question

Working on a 2009 S.. TC is loose. I have lock kit and tensioner. Crank is locked. CAM "EX" and "IN" is up. Exhaust cam will lock but the intake is too far off to fit the lock tool.
Can the intake be moved with a wrench? Do I loosen the cam sprocket bolts and move the cam to lock?
Does the vanos intake sprocket need some special pre-tension?

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I think that if you loosen the tensioner, you will be able to rotate the cam to lock properly. Yes you can use a wrench to do it, there are grooves somewhere on the camshaft to do so. There was a video from Peugeot showing the exact procedure, I will try to find it...
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The video I was talking about... He uses a wrench to bring the camshafts in place. I think, loosening the chain by removing the upper rail and loosening the tensioner will reduce stress on the components. But don't remove the tensioner completely only loosen enough to allow you to place the tool in place.

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Thank you for the video. My situation is that the exhaust has been locked (Crank locked with tool) but the intake needs to rotate counterclockwise to apply the lock tool. This will not happen because the chain is tight between the exhaust and intake sprockets.
I can remove the Vanos intake sprocket and then move the intake cam counterclockwise to lock position but I'm not sure if that throws off the vanos timing. Is the intake sprocket keyed to the cam?
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