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Old 03-30-2013, 10:01 PM   #1
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Hello. I had a saturn a few years ago that was run with no oil and developed a loud knocking sound. I tried to diagnose it to see if it would be easy/cheap to fix, but it wasn't. It was donated by my parents.

In the process of diagnosing it, I had to remove the camshafts. This requires a tool to hold the cam sprockets in place. I didn't want to spend money, so I made a clever tool. It's a piece of 2x4 lumber with some steel pegs placed to hold the sprockets in place.

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Old 04-01-2013, 01:45 PM   #2
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im in the midwest, so shipping would probably be a bit much, but could you post pictures of it? sounds like making it out of wood is easier than metal. thanks
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:50 AM   #3
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Post a photo of it and im sure you will receive MORE attention.
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the wooden ones ive seen are a piece of 2x4 with cutouts for the cam sprocket bolts that is placed on the timing cover, then c clamps are used to clamp it to the sprockets. i could see that design slipping. however, using 2 c clamps to hold the block in place, then sticking some nails from the head side at the very top of the sprockets and into the block would do a better job of keeping the sprockets from slipping. im going to try that in a few days here. worst case scenario, the sprockets slip a bit, tensioner clicks, and i take off the timing cover to fix it. was gonna have to do that anyway, so win win, i think.
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I'm leaving to be a monk today, so I won't be able to ship it unless you claim it today, but at least you can see how I did it.

I traced the three engine mount posts and bolted it to the engine with those bolts.
I traced the holes in the sprockets and strategically placed some steel dowels to hold the sprockets up. It worked.

Bye everyone! It was great to receive help here when I needed it, especially from Old Nuc, I hope we can all ride to long-lasting pleasant goodness!

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Old 04-04-2013, 04:11 PM   #7
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If only we could all easily let go of our rafts. I hope you find what you need.

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