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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:55 pm    Post subject: What's the procedure for swapping bank 1 variocam solenoid? Reply with quote

I'm just about to have bank 1 variocam solenoid replaced by my mechanic. I've been told this is the procedure below (I think). Can someone confirm:

Remove bank 1 exhaust manifold.
Lock the engine at TDC.
Slacken off bank 1 chain tensioner.
Disconnect solenoid plug.
Remove solenoid cover plate and seal.
Remove rocker cover.
Remove solenoid from variocam assembly.
Fit new solenoid.
Assemble back together in reverse order.
(Check chain guide wear whilst in there).

If anyone knows a better way or something I've got wrong, please comment.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Demort!?! Success

Good luck!

BTW do you do upgraded bushes for the OEM SSK? Your reputation for good handiwork has spread thumbsup

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers! Viking Cheers

I probably could do if the SSK was the same design as the cheapo Chinese copies. thumbsup
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're going that far Alex its worth putting a new set of tappets in too Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ragpicker wrote:
If you're going that far Alex its worth putting a new set of tappets in too Thumb


Mission creep.........it'll end up a 3.7 if I go down that road Grin
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
Cheers! Viking Cheers

I probably could do if the SSK was the same design as the cheapo Chinese copies. thumbsup


I’m sure they were inspired by something! Laughing
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So sorry .. i somehow missed this post yesterday Embarassed

Single solinoid so just vario cam and the above is pretty much there but you need to lock down the camshafts .. tool at the rear to hold them .

Vario cam plus .. so x2 solinoids and you undo the x2 torx bolts for the seal , remove it and then the solinoids pull out.

Manuals are here ..

http://911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=83491

But i think you already have them .
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can only lock one cam on the 3.4 can't you?

Thanks for the help mate Thumb

Edit: I searched for the manual for it but couldn't find it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pm sent .. you lock the cams on each side as you work on them .. all you are doing by this is holding them in place , its not a timeing check .. check pm as i have to log now .. ill check here tomorrow after work though .. if you want my number ( i thought you had it ? ) then pm me .
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cam locking tools are in this kit £100

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/PORSCHE-TIMING-TOOL-KIT-911-BOXSTER-996-997-987-986-CAYENNE-CAMSHAFT-ALIGNMENT/222170095285
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll make one.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
I'll make one.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

alex yates wrote:
I'll make one.


Please post the dimensions when you do! Here is some from rennlist.



I saw someone just used a bar and some cloth to hold the cams in....
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would make one like this (the smaller of the 2):




Edit: I didn't realise you've to lock the cams down along the length of them, thought you just had to lock them on the end Confused

I'll be borrowing the kit me thinks.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fancy knocking up 2 Alex ?

I’m needing to do tappets on mine.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alex .. the tool is pretty simple .. its not much more than x2 allen head bolts on a plate which bolts to the head .

If you pop out a green bung on the back of the head youll see the hole / recess in the camshaft .. you just need to find an allen bolt to fit it .. allen bolts have a round head .

Then a plate you can attatch them to.

All you are trying to do is hold the cams in place when you remove the cover .

Picture is from the manual .. there are probably more images there if it helps .
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So they only need clamping on the end then Thumb

A member has offered to lend me their kit that contains the locking tool.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look at page 42 and on for doing the cam timing .. thats manual group 1 engine from 15 .

You only need to do this if you are removing the cams .. say for the slippers on the cam adjustor .. you will then need the aligning tool .

When refitting the cam cover .. make sure there is a thin film of gasket sealent .. the area at the green bung end .. it had channels .. you REALLY dont want to block them with sealent .. it will blow out the bungs and dump oil everywhere .

I put sealent on the cam cover then with a metal ruler wipe it flat .. then remove any excess .

get your guy to have a read of that manual .. as usual for Porsche its kinda all over the place but he will get the idea if hes not done this before ....

If he has then why the questions Razz
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some dimensions of the hold down tool in here if indeed you do need to make one.




https://rennlist.com/forums/996-forum/641790-issue-with-p253-camshaft-timing-tool-2.html



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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wasz worship thats what Alex needs .
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