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just finished timing belt change: 5,6,7,8 misfire and MAF code, doh!

 
Old 06-02-2008, 04:36 AM
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if you they don't look wet just leave them alone.
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Old 06-02-2008, 04:52 AM
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Amen brutha - stoopid is as stoopid does. Oh and sorry Gabor I noted your find after I posted.
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Old 06-02-2008, 10:38 AM
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Default I think you're getting that code because the camshaft is off.

Once you set the camshafts and tension the belt, not only will that code go away, but your misfire codes should go bye-bye as well.
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Old 06-03-2008, 06:30 PM
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Default Done! Finally!! No codes, runs great, idle a tiny little bit rough but ok otherwise

I redid the whole procedure yesterday evening, minus the coolant pump and thermostat. I ended up using the "old" method for adjusting the tension on the belt (putting a 7mm hex wrench between the tensioner and damper housing) instead of using the Bentley method (leave the 5mm hex wrench between the tensioner and the damper *piston*) during the eccentric pulley adjustment. Also made sure that the camshaft sprockets were loose. That's where my problem was, not exactly in the loosening of the sprockets, but rather the passenger's side sprocket "locking plate" seemed to have some wear on it (perhaps when i tried to turn the camshaft with the locking tool the first time around), there was a significant axial "travel" that happened when i was trying to adjust the camshaft with the driver's side one. So the camshaft was anywhere between 0° to 4° misaligned i guess. So I ended up removing the sprocket's bolt and turning the locking plate on its backside. Now there was no more "travel" and could adjust the camshaft with the driver's side one perfectly. I guess this was the root cause for my misalignment in my first attempt.

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Thanks to all for your help, it's was greatly appreciated.

Now time to change those brake pads, i'll try the Mintex red box.

Martin
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RE: Mintex Red Box... not a particularly good pad, didn't like them here, do a search. Ferodo 2500!
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Default I heard they were sort of an OEM pad but lower dust pad and worse cold weather grip

The Ferodo apparently squeal from time to time. Squealing is something i can't stand...

But its the first time i'm trying brake pads other than OEM on my cars, so i'm eager to see the difference, and do the pad swap job. Then I will know better.

Thanks for the advice though.

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Old 06-05-2008, 04:45 AM
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Default My Red's turned to goo - slung chunks of pad to stick inside of rim. Covered side of car in dust.

Do a search here on the Ferodos, the squeal, etc. I experience 99.9% squeal free awesomeness after lubing everything in there with bearing grease.

Depends on your driving style tho. If not aggressive enough to actualize the benefits of the 2500s the Akebonos seem to be highly regarded.

HTH, good luck.
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Default I wanted Akebonos, but couldn't find them online for the S8, and the Akebono website doesn't list

them for the S8 either.

Akebono was my first choice.
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