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Old 03 Apr 2005, 06:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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just had a m8 change timing belt,when he took the timing belt covers off he noticed that the timing was out by 1 tooth,but the car still run ok,he said it would be best to put it back where it should be which he did,now the car seems slower (it could be just in my head) but the engine seems to tick over better do i leave it as is or move it back to the old settings any suggestions
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Old 05 Apr 2005, 02:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You'll definately know if it was a tooth out as it would run lumpy. Best leave it as it is if it runs OK.
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Old 05 Apr 2005, 06:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well there are markers on the belt that allow you to line up to the pulleys so whilst the belts are huge they are not to difficult to fit

As per the previous post - all should be fine 8)
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Old 05 Apr 2005, 06:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I would deffo get it checked out properly as if one pulley is starting to spin on camshaft it could lead to MAJOR problems, thats my opinion and i work on them.
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Old 05 Apr 2005, 07:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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all of the pulleys were ok,as you look at the engine it was the bottom left which was out all the others lined up, probally just set up wrong previous to me changing it (i think it is just me thinking it's slower)
definetly runs smoother

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Old 19 Apr 2005, 01:27 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I noticed the same thing when I changed my t-belt.

After two unsuccessful attemps, I ended up with the passenger side cam pulley almost one tooth counter clockwise from the mark being centered.
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Re: timing belt

Hi There, I have a 1997 impreza wrx import with a gc-8 ej20k engine. I am trying to get a timing kit for it but cant seem to find what kind of tensioner it has fitted? Also wanted to replace cam seals and crank seals behind timing cover. Can anyone please point me in the right direction for a timing kit for this model. any help will be greatly appriciated.
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Old 23 Dec 2011, 11:24 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Hi There, I have a 1997 impreza wrx import with a gc-8 ej20k engine. I am trying to get a timing kit for it but cant seem to find what kind of tensioner it has fitted? Also wanted to replace cam seals and crank seals behind timing cover. Can anyone please point me in the right direction for a timing kit for this model. any help will be greatly appriciated.
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Hi There, I have a 1997 impreza wrx import with a gc-8 ej20k engine. I am trying to get a timing kit for it but cant seem to find what kind of tensioner it has fitted? Also wanted to replace cam seals and crank seals behind timing cover. Can anyone please point me in the right direction for a timing kit for this model. any help will be greatly appriciated.
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Mate, take your old tensioner off first then you'll know what one to get, I made the mistake and got the wrong one. I have a brand new tensioner at home, from IMPORTCARPARTS.CO.UK. Had to buy the older tensioner.
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