Timing belt preperation

Derek Pulvino dbpulvino at hotmail.com
Fri Mar 14 15:10:09 EST 2003

Well, by gum your right!  I think I also replaced the distributor and
Crankcase Snork Hose at the same time, so expedited the process a bit.


>I replaced the VC gasket on Keith Bedard's car and didn't need to remove
>the Intake Manifold.
>I believe only the throttle body needed to come off.
>Mike Sylvester
>Fairly simple.  As I remember, the only catch is you need to remove the
>Intake manifold, so make sure you have a new gasket on hand.  AND...be
>careful retorqueing.  Those bolts that hold on the valve cover are made of
>silly-putty I believe.  They break very easily!
>I used a torque wrench set to factory spec, and still twisted several to
>their demise, and my cursing frustration.  Same applies for the bolt/nuts
>that hold on the spark plug wire cover.

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