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ok so i have a web cam(with an adjustable cam gear) and i want to check the valves. i know i can check them with no problem, but if i need to do any reseting with the shims how can i reset the cam gear. i honsetly have no clue what tool to even use? can some one please tell me what i'm about to get my self into.
 

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checking the valves for 'clearance' and using shims to set them.... has nothing to do with your adjustable cam sprocket....... the cam specs should have been set with Zero lash....meaning w/o any clearance whatsoever.....so just leave the cam gear alone....and shim away....


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im in the clear as long as i don't have to take the cam gear off. if i take the cam gear off i will have to reset it. i don't know how reset it. i have all the setting that i need. i just don't have to tools or the know how. can u swap shims with out taking off the cam gear?
 

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yes and no...... my adj cam gear is 'notched' where the timing is....so I know how to replace it once it has been removed.....

I suggest you do the same......take a scribe, or dremel, or my favorite...an engraving tool...and scribe where the cam gear was attached...... you can usually see where the allen head bolts tightened down on the gear...but if not.... simply scribe a mark that you can line up to return the cam gear where it belongs........ after all...the cam carrier has to be removed in order to adjust the shims.....its a fact of life.....sorry.....
 

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that same idea has came to mind. but i didn't know if a simple mark was goin to be accurate enough or if u needed some kind of tool to precisely line it up. im really picky on having everything tuned in right. thanks for the help.
 
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