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post #21 of 22 Old 03-21-2017, 12:52 AM
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Yeah, I was thinking valve adjustments on cylinder 4. Really though, the camshaft gears are marked on the outside with either an IN (intake) or EX (exaust). The markings are facing the frame, so you may have to use a mirror to see them with a flashlight. In the manual it will tell you the position these markings (they are underlined on the gear itself) they have to be in relative to the top of the head when set to 1/4 on the timing gear. In other words, you set the timimg gear to 1/4, and place the camshafts in the head so that the underlined IN and EX underlines are parallel to the top of the head. This will ensure you never screw the timing and is a good sanity check after you are done adjusting valves etc.
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post #22 of 22 Old 03-21-2017, 01:08 AM
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Originally Posted by bun1t View Post
This is correct. The new part number is similar to the Gen 4 style CCT. They said the original 16 style was putting too much tension on the chain.
That does not make any sense. Your dealer lied to you - much like mine does.

If the tensioner was placing too much pressure on the cam chain you would not hear the BB's in a box sound, instead you would hear a whirring noise. The reason people hear the BB's in a box is because the cam chain does not have enough pressure on it an it is slapping around, like a red light district wet noodle.
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