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Forum: L-Series Tech 06-26-2020, 10:53 PM
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Posted By BrandonKastning
Thumbs Up Re: GM L81 3.0L V6 Engine - Timing Belt Replacement - Any Tips?

lbraner,

Thank you for pointing that out helping me understand the critical need to achieve exact timing belt placement with that tool.

Like I said to Rj; the kit I changed to "Baum Tools"...
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-26-2020, 10:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 905
Posted By BrandonKastning
Thumbs Up Re: GM L81 3.0L V6 Engine - Timing Belt Replacement - Any Tips?

Rj,

Good job on your timing belt replacement. wow....

Cool pic: https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.saturnforum.com-vbulletin/1024x576/img_6063small_723b61c90359a12124b1a501919c4ff7ce246bbe.jpg
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Forum: L-Series Tech 06-26-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 905
Posted By BrandonKastning
Thumbs Up Re: GM L81 3.0L V6 Engine - Timing Belt Replacement - Any Tips?

Thank you RJ! Glad to read a hydraulic jack and a block of wood did the trick for you and you successfully replaced your timing belt.

I sure hope my kit includes the Crank Socket. I will double...
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-26-2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 905
Posted By BrandonKastning
Wrench Re: GM L81 3.0L V6 Engine - Timing Belt Replacement - Any Tips?

Also,

Is the timing belt replacement something that can be done with a hydraulic jack and a block of wood like I did the serpentine belt + alternator?

(i.e - Can I access the bottom of the...
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-25-2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 905
Posted By BrandonKastning
Re: GM L81 3.0L V6 Engine - Timing Belt Replacement - Any Tips?

Is there a tool for the GM L81 timing belt system such as a socket for the manual turning's Rj has described?

Google is showing me other types of sockets for other models ... just don't see...
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-25-2020, 04:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 905
Posted By BrandonKastning
Thumbs Up Re: GM L81 3.0L V6 Engine - Timing Belt Replacement - Any Tips?

Rj,

Thanks for sharing your detailed write-up and your horror story / scare regarding your timing and engine hit.

I will take note on your tips; regarding the thermostat; holding off until I...
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-25-2020, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 905
Posted By BrandonKastning
Question Re: GM L81 3.0L V6 Engine - Timing Belt Replacement - Any Tips?

My understanding is to immediately make timing marks using white out or some sort of markings over the camshaft / timings.

I will make sure to do this; if there aren't any markings, is it safe to...
Forum: L-Series Tech 06-25-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 905
Posted By BrandonKastning
Question GM L81 3.0L V6 Engine - Timing Belt Replacement - Any Tips?

In my efforts of cleaning the oil deposits and repairing every piece of the engine compartment that needs replacement; I have decided to replace my timing belt also. Not only is the case hole full of...
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