i just wanted to know where the cams should be. in the picture 3, the dash marks are lined up with the camgear cover, its just a bad picture angle.Sentinel said:I dont fully get what you are asking but that last picture is wrong the vvti has 2 marks you aways line up to a mark either the dot or the dash.
TDLI said:i just wanted to know where the cams should be. in the picture 3, the dash marks are lined up with the camgear cover, its just a bad picture angle.
in picture 4, it is what the intake cam looks like AFTER the 30 degree turn. so i am guessing when i start my engine, i should turn it back so the dash mark is lined up, correct?
also, how do i get the belt back on the gears? its so freaking tight.
thanks for the advice. i think i have learned this from past experiences and it is always good to be patient and try to get things right one at a time.Sentinel said:dont expect to get it right the first time. If you get it wrong just start again.
i am not sure if i turned it all the way to the right or no...but if i didnt, then the intake cam marks wouldnt line up, right?lambchop11078 said:Turn the VVTi cam gear all the way to the right and line the cam dot with the timing mark as well.
i am trying to put my parts back together after i installed the 2.5mm headgasket.Myis300t said:you have to loosen up the belt tesioner. And I am confused ... what are you trying to accomplish? I sincerley hope you arent trying to retard timing this way. Our motor is a zero tolerance motor. even if you are one tooth off there will be interference. If you are trying modify your exhaust timing you need a variable timing gear. When you get one you want to retard 3 degrees. If you notice there are two marks on the harmonic balancer. The dots are to line up with the marks on the cam gear backplate. At the same time the first line on the harmonic balancer should be at TDC. When you rotate the crank, with a breker bar only!!.. when you come to the second line on the harmonic balancer then and only then should the LINES on the cam gears match up with the cam gear backplate marks. be careful.. and If this post is unclear give lexus of massapequa new york a call and ask to speak with a tech. They WILL clarify it.
When you start your car up, the crank and cams/gears will be in a different position. It won't always line up at 0 degrees.TDLI said:so here is the ultimate question:
when i start my car, which position which the crank and camgears be? should the crank be lined up according to the white or yellow mark?
and should the camgears be lined up by the dot or the dash line?
this is what i am trying to find out.