Re: dephaser setup
As long as the dephaser is OK it should be locked when you fit it to the cam,so when you time up the cams with the bar all should be well.With the cams locked and the belt off,can you move the dephaser pulley fowards or back at all?.
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2003 Alfa Romeo 156 2.4 JTD Sportwagen (estate to you and me!) and a 1994 Land Rover Discovery 300Tdi with a 2'' lift kit and some girt knobbly tyres on it....