Re: wanna see something ugly??
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Re: wanna see something ugly??

As I wrote earlier, "installed incorrectly by previous owner."

Rebuild vs as is? Did you pull the oil pan and look for metal debris in the pan / oil screen pickup? Know any history about the engine? Feeling lucky?

Gary H. 

>  -------Original Message-------
>  From: neal zimmerman 
>As for the scrubbing on inside of timing case I believe that was a
>  previous sin, somebody probably didnt nestle down the eccentric over
>  the key in cam. I have found that before ,upon opening motors In
>  theory the eccentric  would be wobbly but the fuel pump would most
>  likely still work.
>  neal
>  On Thu, Aug 11, 2016 at 12:54 PM, neal zimmerman
>   > wrote:
>  > yep, that was it. I had a little lathe inside my engine. In my
>  > defense I want to say the long bolts were not my doing, but the
>  > previous idiots.
>  >
>  > ​ I reassembled everything, and put blobs of red oil paint on the
>  > tip of the offending bolts.Now the question is what happened to the
>  > metal.??? Rebuild entire engine or crank it up and check oil
>  > pressure, maybe replace oil pump, and go from there.
>  > neal.
>  >
>  > On Thu, Aug 11, 2016 at 7:57 AM, neal zimmerman
>  >  > wrote:
>  >
>  > I Might have figured it out. The reason I popped off timing case
>  > was because while swapping a new water pump, I discovered the two
>  > lowest water pump bolts had stripped out the corresponding threads
>  > in timing case. And I immediately recognized they were too long and
>  > yes, they are in perfect alignment with worn outer rim of cam
>  > sprocket, and this could have pushed cam rearward into front of
>  > thrust plate causing wear seen in photos of thrust plate and back of
>  > cam sprocket. I am going to reassemble and verify, although it
>  > doesnt explain scrubbing of inside of timing chain cover by f.p.
>  > eccentric.
>  > Neal
>  >
>  > On Thu, Aug 11, 2016 at 7:21 AM, < >
>  > wrote:
>  > Maybe installed incorrectly by previous owner? (Or a Toyota
>  > dealer.) LOL
>  >
>  > Thanks,
>  > Gary H.
>  >

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