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Old 01-01-2012, 09:49 PM   #1
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Billet timing set help!

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I swapped my cam now buttoning everything up.
The instructions with the JP set are very vague. Does the stock crank gear just come off by prying?
Also I feel I have read in the past that the billet timing sets don't use a tensioner?
Any help is appreciated.
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Old 01-02-2012, 06:41 AM   #2
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use a puller
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Old 01-02-2012, 08:57 AM   #3
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Ok....if you need a puller to get it off is there a installer to get back on?
Again, is the tensioner used? I can't find the thread that I thought stated the tensioner is not used.
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Old 01-02-2012, 12:38 PM   #4
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use the bolt and washer to draw it back on
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Old 01-02-2012, 02:01 PM   #5
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:21 PM   #6
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What washer? There was no washer w/ crank bolt, are you saying there should be a washer with the puller????
Again what about the tensioner.
Would appreciate someone who has done this to chime in. I have no other issues with the install just need this bit of info.
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:46 PM   #7
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use the puller to remove the gear.. you can heat the gear up to reinstall it... a propaing tourch is usually used... do not heat it till it red. just go around it and heat it up to about 400-500 degrease.. it will slide on... dont beat and pry on it.. there is a installer kit some were that has a pipe and a big washer that will fit over your crank shaft and you use the crank bolt to press it back on..... Dont heat the crank shaft up at all.. hold the gear in some channel lock pliers. heat it up some... then put it on the crank. you may still need something round that will fit over the crank that you can LIGHTLY tap on... dont drive it on... you will mess the crank bearings up...
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Old 01-04-2012, 06:08 PM   #8
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So for the fourth time....is the tensioner used with the billet set?
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Old 01-05-2012, 04:15 AM   #9
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If you have the 2-bolt black plastic "bow tie" shown in post #5 then you do not need the original tensioner. Seems like a simple reliable solution and many reputable builders prefer this older style setup over the current production tensioner for reliabillity purposes.

There are some Kent Moore tools that are called out in the service manual to do the R&R. I bought some of them used on Ebay a while back. You could just buy them and resell them after the job is done if you want to save money.

These are used to get the gear off if you can't find a suitable puller.

J-41816-2
J41558
J8433

This is used to install the gear. Also will replace the harmonic damper/pulley assy.

J41478
J41665
a metric nut from Home Depot.

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