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Forum: L-Series Tech 04-18-2021, 07:58 PM
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Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Timing Belt Kit + Camshaft + Crankshaft Seals

From my experience the " keys" only insure you are close.
In you timing belt tool kit should be an aluminum plate that will fit inside the 2 cam sprockets.
It will have a couple of scribed lines...
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-18-2021, 07:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 24
Posted By lrbraner
Re: 4 Cyl. Ecotec Oil Pan Gasket.

Thank you for the input.
Do you put a small bead on the inside edge of the pan as i have read ?
Or do you apply it down the middle?
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-18-2021, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 24
Posted By lrbraner
4 Cyl. Ecotec Oil Pan Gasket.

What is the recommended way to seal the oil pan when reinstalling?
After removing the pan I see little or no sign of sealant.
Forum: Classifieds 04-15-2021, 04:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 56
Posted By lrbraner
Re: L series rear bushing tool.

What brand is it ?
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-14-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 255
Posted By lrbraner
Re: Balance chain sprockets

We reinstalled the chain.
Used vise grips to clamp the chain around the left sprocket.
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-13-2021, 04:31 PM
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Posted By lrbraner
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Timing Belt Kit + Camshaft + Crankshaft Seals

If you are still planning on replacing the crankshaft seal you should do that before spending any more time on the timing belt.
The belt will need to be removed to replace the seal.
I believe you...
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-13-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 123
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Posted By lrbraner
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Timing Belt Kit + Camshaft + Crankshaft Seals

You are correct about the pulleys.
I am concerned you mentioned the Kent Moore tool.
It has nothing to do with the timing belt installation. Use the locking toll that came in your kit.
You call it...
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-13-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 1,972
Posted By lrbraner
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Timing Belt Kit + Camshaft + Crankshaft Seals

To adjust the idler pulleys, you loosen the retaining bolt slightly.
Then you rotate the eccentric center of the pulley.
It is a hex shape.
Your Camshaft Tool kit probably has an offset box end...
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-13-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 375
Posted By lrbraner
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 (L81/3.0L V6) - Lower Intake Manifold Gasket/Thermostat Replacem

Any decent hardware will have a selection of metric bolts.
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-12-2021, 10:27 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 1,972
Posted By lrbraner
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Timing Belt Kit + Camshaft + Crankshaft Seals

Read my description of where the pulleys are located,
What you are describing sounds like the spring loaded tensioner pulley.
do not worry about the green and red cam locking tools at this point....
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-12-2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 123
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Posted By lrbraner
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Timing Belt Kit + Camshaft + Crankshaft Seals

The eccentric pulleys are the idler pulleys that came with your timing belt kit.
The timing belt rides on these.
One is located between crankshaft and cam sprockets 3&4.
The other is located...
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-12-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 1,972
Posted By lrbraner
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Timing Belt Kit + Camshaft + Crankshaft Seals

From what I can tell from your photos, when the crankshaft is at TDC your cam sprocket timing marks are not aligned with the timing cover marks. They appear to be off a slight amount. If I am correct...
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-12-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 123
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Posted By lrbraner
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Timing Belt Kit + Camshaft + Crankshaft Seals

RJ is correct about the direction of rotation.
At this point I would rotate the engine CCW about 90 degrees. Then rotate it CW to engage the crankshaft lock against the water pump.
As a precaution...
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-12-2021, 12:17 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 1,972
Posted By lrbraner
Re: 2001 Saturn L300 - v6 3.0 Liter - Timing Belt Kit + Camshaft + Crankshaft Seals

Quote-
Today I attempted to use my new 1/2 inch ratchet with my 1/2 inch E20 socket so that I could use my Degree Angler Tool; so I could get the exact 60 degrees BTDC.

After doing two timing...
Forum: Aura General 04-12-2021, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,194
Posted By lrbraner
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-10-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 255
Posted By lrbraner
Re: Balance chain sprockets

Sprockets were successfully removed.
No sign of loctite on the bolts.
Challenge completed.
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-04-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 255
Posted By lrbraner
Re: Balance chain sprockets

The main problem we are having is preventing the sprocket from turning when we attempt to loosen the bolt.
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-04-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 255
Posted By lrbraner
Re: Balance chain sprockets

Thru out the years I have encountered purple and yellow loctite as well.
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-03-2021, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 255
Posted By lrbraner
Re: Balance chain sprockets

[QUOTE=fdryer;2358984]The secret no one wants to reveal (how anyone doesn't know a secret if they don't know they have one? :D) about thread locker, epoxy and other adhesives is their inherent...
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-03-2021, 08:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 255
Posted By lrbraner
Re: Balance chain sprockets

I take this as a challenge to replace the sprockets with the engine in the car !! Challenge accepted !!!
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-03-2021, 10:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 255
Posted By lrbraner
Balance chain sprockets

Helping a friend change the timing chain and balance chain.
Replacing all the sprockets,guides and tensioners.
Also the water pump.
We have been unable to get the balance chain sprockets bolt...
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-03-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 185
Posted By lrbraner
Re: Mileage dropped off a cliff...

I think that more fill ups are needed to be certain there is a problem.
Forum: L-Series Tech 04-03-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By lrbraner
Re: Timing belt broke

If you decide to got he used head route I would recommend having them checked out by a reputable machine shop.
I agree a head gasket kit is the way to go.
I strongly recommend Fel-Pro.
They may...
Forum: L-Series Tech 03-12-2021, 07:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By lrbraner
Re: Timing belt broke

A quick search says you can buy used heads for around 100 each. Add gaskets and the timing belt,pulleys,water pump for around 200.
All thats left is labor, either your time or your money.
Forum: Classifieds 03-11-2021, 07:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 168
Posted By lrbraner
WTB Aura Factory Service Manual

Would like to find a Factory Service Manual for an Aura
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