I've seen blue links or copper links on the chains... as far as valves go I'd go to your local machine shop they should check that guide out as well and can lap and install the new valve for you. If you decide to buy the heads let me know O can get you a good deal and save you some $$
Install the camshaft phaser sprockets and new camshaft phaser bolts finger tight.
Be careful not the damage the camshaft phaser sprocket assemblies. Use hand tools to remove the camshaft phaser sprocket assembly or damage may occur to the camshaft or camshaft phaser unit.
Using the camshaft sprocket holding tool, tighten the camshaft phaser sprocket bolts in 2 steps;
Step 1: Tighten to 30 ft-lb (40 Nm)
Step 2: Tighten an additional 90 degrees
Install the crankshaft sprocket, making sure the flange faces forward.
Rotate the crankshaft to position the crankshaft sprocket timing mark in the 6 o'clock position.
Inspect the timing chain tensioners. Install new tensioners as necessary.
Compress the tensioner plunger, using a vise.
Install a retaining clip on the tensioner to hold the plunger in during installation.
Remove the tensioner from the vise.
If the copper links are not visible, mark one link on one end and one link on the other end and use as timing marks.
Install the timing chain guides. Tighten the bolts to 89 in-lbs (10 Nm).
Install the lower end of the left (inner) timing chain on the crankshaft sprocket, aligning the timing mark on the crankshaft sprocket with the single copper (marked) link on the chain.
NOTE: Make sure the upper half of the timing chain is below the tensioner arm dowel.
Install the left timing chain on the camshaft sprocket. Make sure the timing mark on the sprocket is aligned with the marked chain link.
NOTE: The LH timing chain tensioner arm has a bump near the dowel hole for identification.
Install the left timing chain tensioner arm on the dowel pin and install the chain tensioner. Tighten the bolts to 18 ft-lb (25 Nm).
Remove the retaining clip from the left timing chain tensioner.
Install the right timing chain on the crankshaft and camshaft sprockets. Make sure the marks are aligned. The right camshaft sprocket will be stamped with one of the timing marks shown.
The right camshaft sprocket will be stamped with one of the marks shown
Install the right timing chain tensioner arm on the dowel pin and install the chain tensioner. Tighten the bolts to 18 ft-lb (25 Nm).
Remove the retaining clip from the right timing chain tensioner.
Verify correct alignment of all timing marks.
Install the crankshaft sensor ring on the crankshaft.
NOTE: It will be necessary to rotate the engine to position the camshaft lobes at base circle to install the roller followers.
Using the spring compressor, install all of the camshaft roller followers. Lubricate the roller followers with clean engine oil prior to installation.
Install the engine front cover.
ou are 100 percent right, the cam sprockets have BOTH L and R. And like you said, the L is used for the drivers side, and R is used for the passanger side.
I just did cam's, and for peace of mind I pulled my front cover to verify my timing too..
I have a few links Ill post at the end here to help you.
The way your supposed to do it, is to get the crank shaft at number one TDC, another words, get the "key slot" on the crank shaft pointing to the number one cyc. Number one is the first cyc on the passenger side. You have to watch out to make sure your not (180) off, just make sure that the cam shaft lobes for number one, aren't engaging any of the valves.. Once the crank is in the right spot, look at the bottom of your crankshaft sprocket, there should be a mark on it, groove or indent. This should be point down, 6 o'clock position.. Now look at your passenger side cam sprocket, note the position of the "R", you should have equal number of links on each side from those two marks. The book tells you to pull your chain off and pull it tight so you have two links farthest apart. Then mark those links, and then get those two links on each of the timing marks.
Note, you do the same to check the drivers side as well.. Only on that side, you use the "L"..
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