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Old 10-20-2017, 06:03 AM   #1
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Default Timing gear torque.

When I put 100 ft lb on that nut to tighten it, should I use a rag in the teeth or will the fiber teeth handle it? Don't want to mess up a new gear.
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Old 10-20-2017, 07:36 AM   #2
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When I put 100 ft lb on that nut to tighten it, should I use a rag in the teeth or will the fiber teeth handle it? Don't want to mess up a new gear.
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Old 10-20-2017, 08:45 AM   #3
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Default Re: Timing gear torque.

Thw rag trick will let you torque the nut, BUT you will need a dentist in the future to repair broken teeth! Put the car in gear, chock the wheels with big chocks. Maybe using a rattle gun would work with guessing how tight to get it ?
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Old 10-20-2017, 09:08 AM   #4
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I wedged a 2"x4" between the block & crank, it worked great.
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Default Re: Timing gear torque.

Ok, I'll do it that way, but it means I load up those fibres gear teeth. They must be strong enough. Thanks
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I wouldn't want to put that kind of stress on the teeth. Put the car in high gear with the hand brake on tight
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Default Re: Timing gear torque.

Same thing. The crank gear holds the fiber gear. No way to hold just the cam. It must be ok.
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Old 10-20-2017, 10:47 AM   #8
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I would use an aluminum or bronze gear.
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Old 10-20-2017, 11:16 AM   #9
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Default Re: Timing gear torque.

The only good way to do it is take the side cover off and put a clamp across the gear below the teeth. The rag puts pressure on the teeth just like no rag.
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Old 10-20-2017, 11:41 AM   #10
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I believe Dan McEachern recommends the same as George.

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Why not use an impact wrench? John
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Old 10-20-2017, 01:59 PM   #12
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A rate gun rattles the gear worse than the rag.
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Old 10-23-2017, 12:33 PM   #13
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Default Re: Timing gear torque.

New question. I saw on a video where the guy put a big washer on before he put the nut on. Is this right? Snyder's does not offer one. Help.
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Old 10-23-2017, 01:42 PM   #14
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New question. I saw on a video where the guy put a big washer on before he put the nut on. Is this right? Snyder's does not offer one. Help.
The nut has a lot area to contact the gear. No washer needed.
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