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Fiat oalio: how to set timing for fiat palio 1.2 2004 mode

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how to set timing for fiat palio 1.2 2004 model
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Mike replied 2 years ago.
Hello and Welcome to justanswer..

There are no timing marks on this engine - the engine has to be "locked" using special engine locking / setting kit which you wil have to obtain to do the job.

I will give you the instructions to do the job for when you have the locking kit to do the job.. as follows:

Removal

  1. Raise and support front of vehicle.
  2. Remove:
      • RH front wheel.
      • RH inner wing panel.
      • Air filter assembly.

  3. Support engine.
  4. Remove:
      • RH engine mounting and bracket.
      • Timing belt upper cover,
      • AC receiver/drier (if fitted). DO NOT disconnect hoses.
      • Timing belt lower cover.
      • Auxiliary drive belt.
      • Support bracket between gearbox and cylinder block (Palio).

  5. Palio: Remove bell housing cover plate. Fit flywheel locking tool. Tool No.1.867.029.000. or equivalent commercially available.
  6. Remove:
      • Crankshaft pulley bolts
      • Crankshaft pulley
      • Spark plug leads.
      • Ignition coil and bracket.
      • Spark plugs.

  7. Fit dial gauge and adapter to No.1 cylinder. Tool No.1.860.895.000.
  8. Turn crankshaft to TDC on No.1 cylinder. Set dial gauge to zero.
  9. Ensure notch in rear of camshaft aligned as shown.
  10. Install camshaft aligning tool. Tool No.1.870.823.000

  11. NOTE: If camshaft aligning tool cannot be fitted: Turn crankshaft one turn clockwise.

Installation

  1. Ensure No.1 cylinder at TDC by turning crankshaft slightly clockwise and anti-clockwise. Use dial gauge .
  2. Ensure camshaft aligning tool fitted correctly
  3. Hold camshaft sprocket. Use tool No.1.860.831.000/001
  4. Slacken camshaft sprocket bolt
  5. Fit timing belt in following order:
      • Crankshaft sprocket.
      • Water pump sprocket.
      • Camshaft sprocket.
      • Tensioner pulley.
    NOTE: Observe direction of rotation marks on belt.
  6. Fit tensioning tool locating pegs to tensioner pulley holes -Tool No.1.860.745.100/300. Ensure tensioning tool arm is horizontal.
  7. Set weight at 70 mm mark on scale bar.
  8. Hold camshaft sprocket
  9. Tighten camshaft sprocket bolt - Tightening torque: 70 Nm.
  10. Remove aligning tool
  11. Turn crankshaft two turns clockwise.
  12. Ensure No.1 cylinder at TDC by turning crankshaft slightly clockwise and anti-clockwise. Use dial gauge
  13. Ensure camshaft aligning tool can be fitted - If not: Repeat installation procedure.
  14. Tighten tensioner nut to 28 Nm
  15. Remove:
      • Tensioning tool
      • Camshaft aligning tool
      • Dial gauge

  16. Install components in reverse order of removal.
  17. Tighten crankshaft pulley bolts - Tightening torque: 20 Nm + 90°.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

hi

i don t have special tools but have set crank accordingly my problem now is how to set cam, there is a mark on sprocket but not on engine to correspond with.

 

thanks

Expert:  Mike replied 2 years ago.
Hello again..

Thank you for your reply..

There wont be a mark to correspond because that mark is not for that, as fully explained above.. Again, there are no timing marks on this engine - if you have given me the correct engine / vehicle details, then I have given you the correct info..

I cannot endorse you guessing at this in any way whatsoever - to get the timing wrong at best would mean the engine wont run - at worst - could mean you cause literally hundreds of pounds worth of damage when you attempt to start it.

You asked at the outset "How to set the timing ...".. for which I have given you the full / correct FIAT info..

Again - to attempt this without the proper timing / locking tools is tempting fate for the engine...

Please click the Accept for me now - Thank you .. and you are Welcome back anytime..

Kind Rgds , MIKE..

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