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I have an A6 camshaft from a 90 crx si.
and I ordered a Y8 cam gear.

I put the crank TDC and put the cam TDC and put the belt on.

I did the valve lash adjustment according to the helms...

I started the car and it had a small miss at idle, so I adjusted the distributer a little and it seemed to help.
The valves are rather loud....I am guess I did the adjustment wrong :shrug:

but when I give it a little gas the motor is a lot louder than normal and i didn't want to run it in that state.
I pulled the plugs and they were black.
Car really doesn't seem to be running right...


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I just tried to re-adjust the valves with the same results.
It seems like I had to back the adjuster off a lot.
I am using a .008" and a .010" for intake/exhaust.
Still loud and not running right...
 

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check the rockerarm assembly and make sure you didnt crack it....i actually did this when i put my a6 cam...started it up and sounded like hell, cracked the assembly dam near in 2 from not pulling it down straight

Well I just checked it.
Seems to be in one piece
If my adjustments to the valve lash were done wrong would it cause this??
I just check the intake side on 1 / 3 / 4 and 4 seemed a little looser than the other (no drag on feelers)

bah....sleep.

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I have been doing some reading and I am starting to think i didn't adjust the lash tight enough.
Possible answer?
 

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you did rotate the crank 180 degrees between valve adjustments right?

Should have left the dizzy alone.......
 

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you did rotate the crank 180 degrees between valve adjustments right?

Should have left the dizzy alone.......
Well the dizzy is back in the middle so it is ok I guess.
and Yeah I did rotate the crank 180 (so it spins the cam 90 degrees)
The motor just seemed louder and the valves were rather loud...
I'm going to work on it again after work.
 

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Man enough to admit I am a dumbass!

I was using the wrong mark on the crank...
On the crank I was using the middle mark of the 3 and not the single white mark that was a bit to the left on the crank pulley
So it no longer idles badly and is no longer loud...

The valves are still a little noisy but I just fixed the timing issue
and I am about to finish this up...I hope :D

You know I have done about 3 honda timing belts and always used that solo marking and I don't know why I was thinking to use the middle of the three markings....


Edit : fixed everything.
Turns out cylinder 1 is the on next to the cam gear and 4 is by the dizzy
4-3-2-1
no wonder adjusting things seemed so fucked up.
Blew a little smoke when I started it will things done right but I am going to go ahead and guess it was oil that had gotten into the cylinders because someone is a jackass (me)
I looked in the helms to put my plug wires back on and when looking at the diagram I almost punched myself in the face.
 

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we all make stupid mistakes, esp. when tired.

Like me putting the wrong 5th gear into current tranny......
 

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so how are the results in performance?
Well, The car IMO is MUCH more driveable.
(ponders if that makes sense)
Always seemed like I had to dig into the rpms for power but seems to be a bit more readily available at a lower RPM
havn't really driven it more than 10 miles or so because I have been driving my work truck, So I don't have much more to say.
Improvement was shown on the butt dyno :shrug:
but so far it is well worth the dollars.
The whole project only cost me about 50 dollars.

If you don't do dumb things like me and set the timing wrong and you remember the number of your cylinders (4321) It is a very easy install and worth the time.
I might add a little more when i get more time behind the wheel

Now it is time to try out the tune.
 
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