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Old 07-23-2013, 09:17 AM   #1
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Camshaft & Timing Tools Rent or Loan?

Hey folks,

I am about to embark on a head gasket replacement and looking for anyone that has the timing and Camshaft tools that may be interested in loaning or renting out for a weekend?
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:42 AM   #2
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you can remove the camshafts without a tool, read the pelican article on this.
Timing is another problem altogether though
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:02 PM   #3
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Ya, I was aware and have read the articles on Pelican. I am just trying to do it as safely as possible with the proper tools so I don't end up with a massive metal sculpture. ; )
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Old 07-23-2013, 12:03 PM   #4
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given the cost and availability of that tool. I'd be amazed if anyone (other than the dealer) actually has one.
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Old 07-23-2013, 01:55 PM   #5
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<$100 on ebay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-M50-M54-...6ab18b&vxp=mtr
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Old 07-23-2013, 02:02 PM   #6
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I was referring to the camshaft removal tool.

My experience on EBAY will be that <100 will actually be 200 with shipping and GST.
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Old 07-23-2013, 02:05 PM   #7
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I was referring to the camshaft removal tool.

My experience on EBAY will be that <100 will actually be 200 with shipping and GST.
I agree, free shipping in the US though. So order some parts, get everything shipped to CBI and save a bunch...
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Old 07-23-2013, 02:15 PM   #8
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I found the same thing with eBay and was on the same thoughts with shipping....may be my only option however. Thx...
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Old 07-23-2013, 02:31 PM   #9
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Too bad I was in the states last week.
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Old 07-24-2013, 09:55 PM   #10
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there is no need for that crazy tool.. Just loosen a little at a time and evenly across all the nuts. I did this recently without issue and this is the way everyone does it. Just nbe careful and you won't snap your cams
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:03 PM   #11
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I was thinking that but wasn't sure that was the safest route since I haven't heard of anyone else doing it that way. So you didn't use the camshaft tool or the timing pin? I know i could just move the harmonic balancer back into TDC but thought there must be a valid reason for the tool.
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Old 07-24-2013, 10:07 PM   #12
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^ Pedro is talking about the big mechanism that bolts to the top for removal of the camshaft(s)... totally different and unrelated to the timing tools you are looking for.
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