BRAD said:Hi. One thing that really got to me when I had to do the Head Gasket on a 214 K16 was that I didn't know about the two engine stay bolts at the back of the head that needs to be undone before the head can be removed. It took me 2 days to figure that one out. The trouble is that you can't see them and can only be undone by feel. The other difficult bolt is the cambelt tensioner backplate bolt (if you leave the engine mount in place.. Good luck with the timing, getting the cambelt to line up correctly drove me nuts.
oh no cam's is just a extra while im there the reson for this is the car is slow devolping HGF.technozen said:I didn't need to remove the head to fit Piper cams....just the cam carrier.
The vernier pullies aren't too difficult to set up....Piper do a very handy plastic timing disc that goes on the crankshaft pulley...makes life very easy.
The timing is far easier to do "in the flesh" rather than reading about it or having it explained....I think "intuitive" is the word I'm looking for!!
Ooh and don't forget the "cam lube".