Anyone willing to sell me or lend me their 1.2 16v timing tools pleasee?
Doing my headgasket asoon as possible, i have done it without the tools before but would like to be safe this time! many thanks! Aaron 07738 419917
ive timed 16v's up about 10 times and never gone wrong
you dont need special tools.
If your car has air con then look at the belt divider in the middle of the crankshaft pulley, there will be a notch like a cresent shape....
otherway is if it hasnt got air con look closely on the face of the trigger wheel theres a little centre punch mark on the trigger wheel
align that up with the crankshaft sensor. the cylinders are timed
for the camshaft take the bolt out the cam cover and use a 1/4 inch drive extension piece (they fit snuggly in the notch) and rotate the cam shaft until the extension piece slots into the cams (you shouldnt need to rotate it much if you timed the cylinders 1st
never double up a headgasket unless your turbo'ing your engine (like me )
ive changed my headgasket about 3 times in 1 year buying aftermarket ones from FAI quinten hazel and NPA they all blew, i then bought a genuine fiat headgasket and thats lasted me 2 years and still going strong!
Payen, Spesso, FIAT, are all good. Fluffy -- and I guess, others, also sell extra thick gaskets, but as long as you can still see the stop skimming indicators (like blind holes in the head face) you should be OK with the stock one. As said, never double up.