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Hi any member that knows of me you know iam going to be doing a timing belt and kit change very soon i got all the parts i needed today.

Well i was on the phone today with my local Renault dealer Parks in Dunfermline for about 20 minutes doing there heads in about changing my belt on my 2002 2.0 16v Espace i had heard that many story's i had pulled all my hair out:rofl: and i was that stressed out i started on the drink:) apart from talking the drivers wheel off ,inner plastic wheel arch,aux belt,air filter box and the timing belt cover and other little things to do its not as big as i was lead to believe the engine does not need to be dropped or nothing.ive done others with friends when i worked in a breakers yard years back and when i was rallying but getting to the point.

Ive got a fiat mechanic from up the road going to give me help for a few hours the day iam doing it but renault say i will have to buy a TDC cam locking kit to do this but that fiat mechanic says he will knock something up would i not be better to buy one but Ive been told there £50:crazy: :steam: well thats about it thanks
 

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donald what did you rally mate have dabbled a bit my self mainly co driving but did do a few hill climbs & sprints in an ex skipbrown lotus sunbeam as a driver before a mortgage & kids intervened .
 

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donald what did you rally mate have dabbled a bit my self mainly co driving but did do a few hill climbs & sprints in an ex skipbrown lotus sunbeam as a driver before a mortgage & kids intervened .
Hi well going back to the start of the 90s did a bit of Auto testing in a mini and also did the historics with a Talbot Sunbeam in the ulster rally and Donigall rally in a Toyota Corolla 16 twin cam and the Slago stages Escort cosworth group n its been about 10 years know from i rallyed but watch and go to as many as i can jumping from stage to stage as you do
 

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Someone will probably come along and tell me I'm wrong,but you really should use the proper locking kit.It consists of a crankshaft locking pin and a bar that locks into the back of the camshafts.None of the pulleys are keywayed on the respective shafts,so as you undo the bottom pulley bolt and the camshaft pulley bolts,everything is free to turn unless it's properly locked.....

It's also a very good idea to replace the crankshaft pulley bolt and the covers that you have to remove from the rear of the head to get to the cam locking slots.I'm sure many people on here haven't bothered and have been successfull,but this is just my opinion.There are also a number of people on the forum that have had the crankshaft pulley bolt come loose after a cambelt change......:rolleyes:(and wish they had changed the bolt because now they have 16 bent valves.....:()
 

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Someone will probably come along and tell me I'm wrong,but you really should use the proper locking kit.It consists of a crankshaft locking pin and a bar that locks into the back of the camshafts.None of the pulleys are keywayed on the respective shafts,so as you undo the bottom pulley bolt and the camshaft pulley bolts,everything is free to turn unless it's properly locked.....

It's also a very good idea to replace the crankshaft pulley bolt and the covers that you have to remove from the rear of the head to get to the cam locking slots.I'm sure many people on here haven't bothered and have been successfull,but this is just my opinion.There are also a number of people on the forum that have had the crankshaft pulley bolt come loose after a cambelt change......:rolleyes:(and wish they had changed the bolt because now they have 16 bent valves.....:()
A new bolt came with the belt kit and also 2 plastic like covers with o rings on them for the cam locking slots this fiat mechanic iam talking about i believe is welding something up know that will lock up the locking slots for TDC so it cant move and for the other crankshaft he has something in his tool box iam sure you know what he is at i do and i would also want to use the real thing but i will never use the real thing again well i would not put money on it:d but i will take a chance. If he struggles when doing it i will order one but he says i will not have to.

Thanks lag all the best
 

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If you google AST 4964, you will find a useful document explaining how there timing tools are to be used. tried to drag the file but carn't understand how to do it.
 
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