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Northstar Engines and System Technical Discussion Discussion, Timing chain routing?? in Cadillac Engine Discussion; Getting ready to set timing and put the motor back in my car ( ) but I need a diagram ...
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    Timing chain routing??

    Getting ready to set timing and put the motor back in my car () but I need a diagram for the timing chain setup..

    Anyone have one?.. 1999 Cadillac DeVille Base, VIN Y.

    Thanks in advanced....

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    Re: Timing chain routing??

    Hey Chacen check this out- AJ has a great reference for this on the Fiero Forums:

    http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/080614.html

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    Re: Timing chain routing??

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    Re: Timing chain routing??

    Thank you both that was exactly what I needed!

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    Re: Timing chain routing??

    No problem!

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    Re: Timing chain routing??

    Hello everyone i have a problem I'm working on a 02 STS with north star engine , i took my heads to a machine shop and they took off the cam sprockets i dont remember how the went on, can anyone tell me how to set the sprockets so when i set the timing chain its correct

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    In the future, feel free to start your own thread, instead of tacking it onto a 5+ year old, semi related one.

    Can't they only go on one way? IIRC, each sprocket has 2 holes/slots for the pin in the cam to go through. 2 sprockets say RI and RE, and the other 2 say LE and LI.

    L = left
    R = right
    I = intake
    E = exhaust.

    You put the pin through either the I or E hole depending on which can you're installing it on.

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    Re: Timing chain routing??

    I'm confused. Why post the question in the first place in a thread that already has the answer?

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    Re: Timing chain routing??

    joser, You might want to look at Post #3. There are three (3) timing chains and it takes cam locks to get everything in alignment with Cylinder 1 at TDC so you can install the sprockets, retract the 3 tensioners, set the chains, and unlock the tensioners. Did you replace the tensioner shoes and the chain guide slippers ? Oil everything.

    or, http://lmgtfy.com/?q=cadillac+forums...eplacement&l=1

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