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Ok I have a similar question about an 2001 f150 i replaced

all of the timing accessories...
Ok I have a similar question about an 2001 f150 i replaced all of the timing accessories i had an bad sound coming from the right calve cover. It was the guides so like i mentioned i decided to replace them all from cam sprockets tensioners chains and crank sprocket. So the chain jumped on me and I'm sure I lost position on both cam chains. So I tried lining my marks back up it all was good I thought now I'm getting a knocking seems like things aren't firing in order correct of course. So I think I didn't put my cyclinder 1 and 5 on compression stroke!? How do at TDC where exactly does the cams need to be set far as right after intake when both valves are shut or before power? Thanks a ton
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Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose). I'm here to help 365 days a year, but not every hour of the day. I try to prevent delays as much as possible. Please understand I am not there and can only advise based on what you tell me. Let's get started.

Does this file cover each concern you asked about? https://www.dropbox.com/s/rxfjym8m0bl0lot/46romeo.pdf?dl=0

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Ok I already had a ford manual so I do understand how to align my timing marks. So let me re phrase some how after I had replaced the chains they both had jumped out of place. So I decided to start from scratch i didnt know exactly how much they jumped or direction so i assumed to go around a complete rotation and made sure my sprockets on both cams were at 90 degrees keyway and made sure my markings on the cam sprockets where 11 and 12 o clock. Crank sprocket key way at 11 ensuring mark at 6 o clock. I think I may be 180 degrees out on both cams. My issue is understanding where the cyclinder 1 and 5 cam lobes position should be. Because in a compression stroke both valves should be shut no camshaft lobe on a spring. Now within this step (compression) where is TDC achieved? Should cyclinder 1 passenger cam and cyclinder 5 driver side cam be in the same compression stroke position? I need to ensure everything is in sync I would absolutely hate to remove all the crap from the engine a third time.

The special tool is needed to lock the engine at TDC. You can get it close without the tool then use a straw or dowel rod in the #1 plug hole turning the crank back and forth to get it just right.

Firing order1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8

So you should see #1 at no valves pressed, #3 intake valve has just closed

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Ok now what about driver side cam do I reference to #5 cyclinder and what position should my valves Be?

That is so far down the firing order, it would be impossible for me to determine where those valves would be. #8 is getting ready to be on TDC so no valves pressed.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
thanks for your help chris. Now you are saying that at TDC #1 and #8 cyclinders valves should be shut meaning where going into compression? So when my crank is at TDC and my chains are off setting my right camshaft timing I can reference from #1 ensuring the cam intake is closing first then both intake and exhaust are shut =Cylinder 1 TDC and I can do the same for left camshaft on cyclinder#8. I will use cam holders as well to lock them in place.

Correct 1 no valves pressed and 8 no valves pressed since it is about to be at TDC compression.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Ok sounds great and all of my timing marks should line up in the correct positions based off positioning cyclinder #1 and cylinder #8 as you specified?

They should.

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Thanks Chris

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Tomorrow I'm going to have the timing cover off. I will follow back up with you tomorrow.

Thanks, ***** ***** is set to time out and close on the 22nd

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Well we have a tropical storm coming through houston tommorow so rain through the weekend according to forecast. Any who if I give you the rating now will I still be able to refer back to this subject free of charge?

All follow ups on the same concern after rating are allowed. <ost replies I address are from customers whom have already rated me.

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Based on the timing marks it does show to be out of time.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
This is a driver side also included crank sprocket photo appears a bit slanted but it's at 6 O'clock. I also included a photo of #8 cam lobes. The cam lobes closes to the radiator are the intake I think and the cam lobes close to the fire wall are the exhaust because I need to be sure I'm coming off intake to compression?
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If you follow the timing marks and get it at TDC 1 you can get it all set right.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Chris ok how are these timing marks and also pictures of #1 and #8 thank you!
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Looks good to me.

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