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Water pump and timing chain cover

Fellro

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As long as nothing changed in the relationship, it is fine. Only if the chain hopped a tooth or such would it be an issue. Never hurts to double check though after all is tight.
 

dustybumpers

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Agree with the 2 above.
 

fatherdoug

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No. If the timing chain was on and in place, everything should still be good. Sorry, didn't see the other answers until after I posted this.
 

dustybumpers

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We should be here, unless we melt in this heat

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dustybumpers

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Ya. Those funny " green" binoculars dont work during the day. Hard to pick out the proper target

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dustybumpers

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How did it turn out?

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Still waiting on the timing cover! This is ridiculous. I canceled my order from NAPA because a week later they still hadn’t shipped it! I ordered another one from autozone that was supposed to be one day shipping and it is now estimated to arrive next weekend...dammit

I did rotate the engine to TDC and everything looks good. I’m just sitting here with all my shiny new parts waiting for the last one to get it back together!!
 

heavydoc

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Shipping has absolutely sucked a donkey **** here lately. I've got 3 items that were supposed to be here 2 weeks ago. 2 are somewhere in transit, and 1 still ain't shipped.

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fatherdoug

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Shipping here is still reasonable, when they put it on the right truck. :headbang:

We can usually get two day shipping, and that's including a day of Pony Express from Billings to where we live.

I ordered a 65" television from Dell, which took 4 days from Illinois. They delivered it truck freight(free shipping). The driver opened the 40' van, and that was the only item in the truck.
 

dustybumpers

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Shipping here sucks. I live in md. Package went from nj to texas, then came back to here. Took 2 weeks. No dam wonder the post office is going broke

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Cover came today, got it on with the water pump, next up ...harmonic balancer! What a freakin nightmare. What are the chances that I actually got this cover correctly lined up with all the gaskets and RTV still good ������ well I tried.

Dustybumpers you’re out here?!! I’m down at PAX, are you up north or south?
 

dustybumpers

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Annapolis
You need a damper install kit or you will strip the threads in the crank. Dont hit it with a hammer.
Advance will "rent" you one

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Ok, just picked one up from AutoZone!

For the Harmonic balancer install, I'm seeing a few different recommendations for oil/rtv: should I put oil on inside & outside of Harmonic balancer before installing? Also should I put rtv on key and keyhole?

Thanks!
 

dustybumpers

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Keyway tiny bit of oil so it slips some oil on crank, don't go crazy. Put some oil in the rubber in the seal with your finger so it is lubed. If you don't, first crank over will dry rip the rubber and it will leak. Put a dab of permagasket in the corner of the oil pan and timing cover. It will squeeze out what it don't want

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So the Harmonic balancer installer wasn't deep enough, but a short pipe fitting from Lowe's did the trick!

Everything is back together, just need to do an oil change and fill the coolant up.

Thank you so much for all the help, that sure was a learning experience.
 

dustybumpers

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Glad its done, and glad you could do it. Nothing like fixing your own truck successfully

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