DON'T FORGET THESE NUTS!
lol they are at the bottom of both corners of the cover underneatho.(rsry about the sec. pic. the nut is 2/3 to the right and 1/2 way down behind the line runing left to right in pic. for the bottom pic above)
To take to cover off...pull it free of the seal. Losen both studs on the bottom corners..then pull them up evenly or the right then the left side. It took me about 30min. to get it but i didn't have a clue of how to go about the best way. Basically just get the pain in the a$$ out of there. I had to undo the two blots on the right of the alternator, the one on the back and the one in the front. (both the right ones all the way out) then loosen* the left front one to just swing it out of the way.
Just a pic of what it looks like if you want to know. I knew every one wants to just see it so here you go guys look at it like the new mag. in the mail jk
So now pull the big sprocket of with "two large flat head screw drivers" as the Chilton manual says lol got to love it.
Some pics of the orifice every one wants to replace but no one can find. sorry again for the shaking hands
Now take off the chain tensioner and use a pulley puller to remove the smaller sprocket. Then before moving on, push some towels into the oil pan opening to make sure nothing big gets in there or hopfully nothing at all if posible
If you ever see a truck like this always backed up in a garage every weekend in Blaine Mn its most likely me lol jk but its always in there, not because anything broke but because i work to get money and i spend it on my pride and joy lol my anti drug if you want to say:rotf:
where you should be.
Time to clean the cover off with gas and a metal or hard like brush then clean and rinse with dawn dish soap or what every you prefer. by the way this is my inspiration to life, my dad. Look at the trooper just clean that baby right up! lol
So now you have to clean all the old sylicone off and all the places where you see build up that need to be cleaned.I used my finger nails alot but i used a utility knife to get the big stuff, just watch you oil pan so nothing drops in there. re-asemble and injoy your new timing parts!
here is some pic.s of the wear on my old tentioner.
the groved or unlevel spots are where the chain wore it down.
my dad said it was def. worn but not to the point of desperate need of atention. he did say its better to change it now then when you are rushed and have to change it out of the blue.
I bleed for my truck. i was pulling a pry bar out and i couldint get it so my dad says ' what, you cant pull it out?" so i pulled really hard, the bar gave then hite the power stearing/frame, slide between my palm and then my thumb first into the frame and it was a gusher lol it hurt like hell
! i was half way done and it suck when my blood pressure raised and it would throb and have sharp pains but it was woth it!
I'm glad that i did it and i hope this has been helpful to all that have viewed this. feel free to help others with questions about anything related. i will try to keep up, but I'm maxed out at work and I'm in high school so you know where I'm at if I'm not caught up on here so help each other when I'm not around please lol. comments for the first person (me) to show how to do this would be very nice lol jk if you want. and you are welcome.