I think I read enough to understand the procedure. First you bar the engine over to the balancer marking of INSERT PIN. Remove the allen plug on the left side of the block. Insert the timing pin into the crank so the PINS GREEN MARKING is about half in and half out. Now the crank is in the initial stage of the timing steps.
After I install the camshafts I install the wedge gauge (in this case #XXXXX on the injector cam and a #6 on the valve cam) this info is found on the valve cover. Ensuring that both wedges are properly seated. Now these engine componets (crankshaft/injector cam and valve cam are in time). Now I install the injector gear and turne gear to the right (facing the front of the engine) to take up any gear lash and tighten. Then I install the valve gear and turn this gear counter clockwise to take up it's gear lash and tighten. Of course I have to torgue to specification and so on. This engine is a 02/2002 model year and is not equipped with a scissor style gear so no spring loaded bolts to deal with. How am I doing? Is there any other tips or things to be cautious of?
This is my ego talking. By my question it may not sound like it but I've done numerous Cummins 855 series engine, old two cycle Detroits 71's and 92's (now I'm showing how old I am) and a few Caterpillars. To date I've have never screwed up an engine job and I do not want to start now. So if you can help me out. Or do you think I'm okay in my procedures.
Yes I have adjusted the overhead on the ISX before. Thanks for the other pointers too. We have not had any turbo gasket issues as of ths date. However, we do brake a lot of exhaust manifold bolts at the number three exhaust port. Do you have a fix for this problem? Also do you see a lot of ISX head gasket problems? We have a few that a leaking at the left rear of the head. Oh yeah thanks for the help Pete. Going to hit accept.