: Camchain timing

05-24-09, 05:35 PM
Hi Guys!

I am brand new on this forum.
I am a cabinetmaker, 45 yrs old, and came from Hungary 20 years ago.
I like to work on cars, we have a 99 STS seville and my son just bought a 98 Seville STS with a blown headgasket. We decided to take it apart and fix it ourselves. I read and learned a lot from this forum, thanks to eveyone who is sharing their experiences. We already droppd the engine, took it apart, and i changed all the cam bearings, arm bearings, compression and oil rings. Everything is going well except the timing chain setting. I just can't figure it out because i can't find any marks or points on the gear. If anyone can point me in some direction where i can find the information to set the timing chain in the whole engine i would really appreciate it.


05-24-09, 06:47 PM
There are a couple of tutorials on head gaskets in the Tech Tips section that may explain it.

05-24-09, 10:37 PM

I was searching on this site for 2 hours now, but i cant find anything on how to set the camchain timing.

05-24-09, 11:53 PM

05-25-09, 09:46 AM
bad link........

05-25-09, 11:54 AM
Here are a few I found in the Tech Tips section. Might find what you are looking for here, buit not positive. I didn't read them. I wouldn't have touched this job without a FSM.

05-25-09, 03:49 PM
sorry about the bad link just go to check out my headgasket in car in this same section, and goto page 5, they explained it to me step by step.