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Posts posted by vza

  1. Well ..feel a little more confident. Removed my cams today and found timing was off between them as I suspected.(1 tooth on the exhaust)The chain was not set up correctly with the dimples as well. Some pics of cams and badly worn ramps. Some questions.

    How does the pic of the lifter look....looks good to me? 

    Torque specs for: solenoid to actuator ?

                                    Actuator to Cam Housing ?

                                    Cam Cover 9.5

                                    Bearing Saddles 7.5

                                    Sprocket 10 + 10% so 11.5 (I read it didn't do the math)

    Is it necessary to use loctite on all the bolts? They seem to have a green coating on them. If so green wicking?

    I imagine I should do the other bank considering the shape of rails on bank 2(also intake notch was not at 3 o'clock) 

    I tested the solenoid with 12v the pin was pushed out only about a 16th of an inch then it started smoking??? Had oil in it as well.




  2. Hi all, at this point my heads spinning. Working on 99 boxster base. After 2 P253 tools and a 9216 tool(after market knockoff) that I wasn't able to drop in to check my timing I decided to discard the tools and eyeball the exhaust cams. The cam lock tool(half size one) however did go in and the exhaust cams did line up w the case seams. I did however notice that bank 1 intake cam was not at 3 o'clock at TDC compression and not at 9 o'clock TDC exhaust, they are 2 and 8 o'clock respectively. Well I ignored this fact for a moment thinking how can both banks be out. I went ahead locked bank 2 w cam lock tool and removed the cam cover(needed to replace solenoid). With further investigation I found 1 marked link on the cam chain(the other isn't visible w engine in car)and noticed the dimple it's supposed to be lined up with is off by 1 tooth. I'm now assuming I couldn't get these tools to drop in cause my cams are off. Am I correct in assuming that the cams on BOTH banks are out and need to be removed and timed. As far as I know I drove the car 2 hrs after the purchase in this condition. Unless the timing was lost after my IMS replacement. How is it possible the cams are off relative to each other and to the crank. Please tell me I'm wrong. help!!! vin

  3. One step at a time...Anyone have any ideas as to why I CAN fit my cam lock tool from LN engineering(the one that just locks the exhaust cam) into the cam and bolt it down(both banks at TDC respectively) and my P253 cam timing tool from SIR CAN NOT be slotted in and bolted down on either bank at TDC? If the slot is lining up with one why isn't it lining up with the other. This is 2nd tool SIR sent me. 

  4. OK...Got my new IMS cover bolts.... torqued them in 90 inch lbs. with my inch Lbs torque Wrench(thanks JFP). Got a replacement cam timing tool from SIR tools which I still can't get to go on. Seems like it drops in but can't bolt it to the case on either bank. All though the cam locking tool from LN IMS toolset drops in(exhaust Cam only) and bolts right up. This is odd to me that one would fit and not the other. When I compared both tools the raised groove on the LN tool seemed narrower than the groove on the SIR tool leading me to believe it's too wide and will not fit into the cam groove.... I marked 3 of the 4 cams w nail polish (4th had the lock tool in place) and after turning the engine 720 degrees everything was lined up and turned another 720 bank 2 intake wasn't aligned but the exhaust on the same bank was good.Bank 1 was good. Now what can that mean....I lost the timing between the intake and exhaust.??? I will check the nail polish with my finger....was thinking I my have painted on some oil and the polish my have NOT adhered to the metal. I still have to take Bank2 cam cover off to replace the solenoid so I'll recheck the timing after thats done. I'm thinking when its all buttoned up I may flatbed it to an indie Porsche place and have them check the timing if I'm not sure about it. Any thoughts... and can the timing be done by an indie guy by adjusting the cams by taking the scavenge oil cover off?? Thanks V

  5. I don't think I distorted it and as far as evenly..... was a little off 1 or 2 mm here and there and it arrived what appears to be 13mm....I'm not using the $700.00 tool....the car was 2800.00. Any ideas.....should I just get another and give a try??

    As far as the IMS....I got the bearing in, spiroloc in good. I got the cover on and 'snap' the cover bolt broke, I brought the new torque wrench back and  I guess I'll get a better one??, I felt I didn't even exert near enough to snap it and the torque wrench never clicked. Any experience with these bolts snapping. I did manage to work the other half of the bolt out of the case w no damage to anything. Ugh Instructions really make it look easier....lesson in patience....thanks to JFP for all your responses!!

  6. Thanks, I understand that it has to be 13mm BUT it's getting there that I'm concerned with...if its pressed in unevenly like 10mm on one side 13mm on another and 11mm across from that.....etc. If I finally get it all at 13mm am I good... or is the RMS twisting out of shape and not good anymore by not having the entire seal pressed in evenly all the way around till I reach 13mm. BTW how do I know I have a new PTFE design I just had EBS Racing look it up and send the part I believe it was manufactured by Corteco. Thanks V

  7. Hi All, I pulled my RMS  and installed the new seal. My question is I can't seem to get a good eye on my pocket ruler to see if it's 13mm all the way around. Seems it might 12 on one side 13 on another …..just not uniform all the way around during the press in.. I can continue to fuss with it....get my 3''pvc pipe tool on it and just really try and meticulously watch the depth...now is it ok to just manipulate the tool so I eventually get it even and ARRIVE at 13mm all the way around OR does it need to be pressed in on the same plane millimeter by millimeter the whole way down?(so one side is never higher than the other) Hope my question is clear. 

    I also went ahead and drove my new IMS in and the hardest part was installing the spiroloc. How can I be certain the spiroloc is fully seated and installed correctly. I can get a small dental pick on it and give a tug to insure it's locked in. Just being a little paranoid. Any feedback appreciated.V

  8. Well, I found the 'glitter' in the IMS shaft (stuck to a magnet) then out of curiosity I ran the magnet through the drained engine oil and didn't get anything seemed strange to me....nothing in the filter either. Well I'm going to cross my fingers and proceed. Installing an RMS and I've read both to install completely dry or use Curil T on the outside diameter....which is it? Thanks V

  9. What about the glitter and compromised bearing....LN engineering  says  STOP DO NOT PROCEED....other blogs and sites(pelican) don't seemed to be to concerned ….they actually tell you to remove metal debris from the IMS shaft if there is any....lots of different views goin around....very confusing. I kind of thought I was in good shape...no metal in my oil filter at all...3 small flakes in bottom of filter housing and as mentioned fine glitter in the shaft. Ugh

  10. Well that's alarming ….only hand tightened them and they were loose after the bearing came out, I've read the IMS has a little play and can move forward into the oil pump I wound up snugging them up but only finger tight using a socket between thumb and forefinger...and installed the LN cam lock and marked the cams. I mean I doubt I disturbed a pressed fitting by having these hand tight,.... Correct? 

  11. I used the easy out tool....just snake it behind the Bearing and screw the threaded bolt on and proceed with the included puller. Worked great....good amount of force to get it to pop. Bearing was in fact compromised, the rubber seal was torn allowing engine oil to get into the bearing and wash out the 'permenant ' grease. Some metallic 'glitter' cleaned out of shaft....hope it hasn't done too much damage!!! Any thoughts??

  12. Well I got the Ims tool kit from LN engineering and the cam lock dropped right in for bank 1 which leads me to believe the P253cam tool is off I couldn't get it in bank 2 but didn't spend that much time with it. I went ahead and marked the other 3 cams and inserted 2 set screws in place of the the Ims cover bolts as per Pelican instructions. Went ahead to remove the bearing and of course the center stud for the bearing snapped. I rented a pilot bearing puller but would have to fashion a 2'' pipe to use it with. However I didn't realize the tool kit comes with an 'easyout' sort of an oval nut with a wire attached to it. I assume you work the nut behind the bearing and tread a bolt into it and proceed to pull it. Anyone have experience with this tool? 

  13. Well... I got my tool the other day and am having similar problems. It won't drop in when crank is locked TDC....I manage to get it in a few degrees after TDC and the bolt holes don't line up to bolt it to the side of the engine case as intended. The interesting thing is this is duplicated on the other bank as well. Now some will say well....your out of timing....BUT what are the chances both banks are out at the same exact place(few degrees after TDC) and why doesn't the bolt holes line up? I can only assume the tool was machined incorrectly. BTW nothing was done to the engine yet to facilitate loss of timing. I drove the car 2 hrs when purchased in the same condition it is in now. Maybe I got your old tool! Mine looks ever so slightly angled as well, I didn't check it with a straight edge. Was the corrected tool bang straight on? Any thoughts on this ....the tool is a SIR tool P253. Thanks Vin

  14. 99 Boxster Base Yeah ...don't know whats up with the FW lock, it 's for a 99 boxster base...bolt did not thread easily. Yes, I wanted to check the cam timing with the P253 and was also going to use to hold the cams...Pelican said it was fine.??. Worked on it some today...I was able to get it to click in both cams after much jockeying around. But still was not able to bolt it to the case ....holes didn't line up. Went over to bank 1 and was able to hold with my left hand while turning the crank and felt it click in at the same spot bank 2 did.....and...was not able to bolt bank 1 either. Now the interesting thing is, that both sides do click in but not at TDC ....after they're in it seems I'm a few degrees after TDC on both sides. Now how are both cams out of sync at the same exact place(few degrees beyond TDC) I can only think the tool is off if its measuring the same for both sides and it can't ever be attached to the case. Now ...when I picked up the car (after purchase) I drove it home for 2 hours in this same condition.... I'm hoping there isn't any damaging effects if it is in fact out. Didn't notice any oddities in driving it. Any thoughts....trying to curb my obsession!! Thanks Again. V

  15. Well the flywheel lock didn't seem to fit correctly. When inserted into the FW teeth the bolt sort of began to bind in the case so I did not force it. I only grabbed maybe 1 thread and proceeded with a impact wrench....all was good....FW came off and the case bolt hole was unaffected. BUT....getting the FW back on and torquing it down maybe another issue. Any tips on how to get the tool on to allow the bolt to be tighten up without any binding or chance of cross threading the hole? I tried to jockey the FW around so it would line up but couldn't do it. While I'm having my run of bad luck with tools let me mention another I'm having a hard time with. The P253 Cam Timing tool ....I tried to get the tool in the exhaust and intake cam ends on bank 2 and couldn't get the lower(exhaust) fitting to get into the vertical cam groove. First I locked the engine At TDC and tried....didn't work ....then I figured....well maybe my timing is off in the first place so I jockeyed the crank shaft at a little before TDC a little after TDC just to see if would fit ever....could't do it ...the bolt that fixes the tool to the engine case was off couldn't thread the bolt! Any thoughts on this....seems like it would straight forward...lock eng at TDC drop the tool in to check the cams to crank alignment and so forth I mean what are the chances I'm out of time to start with? I dont know. Thanks V

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