Timing belt question on vitara g16a

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Timing belt question on vitara g16a

Post by reaperweb » Fri May 01, 2020 10:12 am

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Going to do the timing belt on my 1993 vitara 1.6 8v, do you really need to remove the cylinder head cover and loosen all valve adjusting screws before changing belt and redo all the valve lashes after doing the belt properly and not letting anything move ????? if you know what i mean :hmm:

Ive seen vids where this has not been done when changing belt.


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Re: Timing belt question on vitara g16a

Post by reaperweb » Thu May 21, 2020 3:21 pm

as to the answer, yes you do because of the cam Bias, as i did it and it all went fine thanks to fixkick who knows hows its done the right way :doublethumbs:

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Re: Timing belt question on vitara g16a

Post by Larry » Thu May 21, 2020 5:34 pm

I did mine recently and didn't slacken clearance first but did adjust clearances after. Makes sense to loosen off first I suppose but I didn't find any adverse affects when changing belt either.

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Re: Timing belt question on vitara g16a

Post by ScottieJ » Thu May 21, 2020 10:23 pm

I've done it loads of times without slackening off the rockers with no issues :lol: Thats a point, I should probably change mine at some point soon, haven't got a clue how old it is...
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