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Cam timing, maybe ?

Postby Liteace » Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:33 pm

Got here a 06 Trannt connect 1.8 TDCI, its a little under powered and chucks out more than the norm black smoke, I pulled the vac off the EGR and it was a little, just a little better, I then pulled the timing belt cover off and found a new belt and tensioner there and also 2 white marks on the pump and cam pulley, I thought someone has changed this belt without the propper locking tools, I reached for the Pico, blue trace cranking current, red trace no 1 injector, the injector timing looks a little late to me, what do you guy's think ?

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Re: Cam timing, maybe ?

Postby Darren Cotton » Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:00 pm

Liteace wrote: I reached for the Pico, blue trace cranking current, red trace no 1 injector, the injector timing looks a little late to me, what do you guy's think ?
connect injector1.psdata


Liteace, can you expand on this technique? How can this be a reliable method for timing analysis?

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Re: Cam timing, maybe ?

Postby Liteace » Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:05 pm

Darren Cotton wrote:
Liteace wrote: I reached for the Pico, blue trace cranking current, red trace no 1 injector, the injector timing looks a little late to me, what do you guy's think ?
connect injector1.psdata


Liteace, can you expand on this technique? How can this be a reliable method for timing analysis?

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We I assume that it should inject the fuel on or a deg or so before TDC and not after ?
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Re: Cam timing, maybe ?

Postby Darren Cotton » Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:44 pm

So what about pilot injection, post injection and so on?

I don't see how this method can help you with timing analysis :?



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Re: Cam timing, maybe ?

Postby Wally » Fri Sep 21, 2012 11:03 pm

Liteace - I assume you are thinking along the lines of "It's just the same as using a cam and crank capture to confirm correct cam timing, eg if you have a known good trace you then know if your cam timing is right or wrong".

But - what controls the point of injection on a TDCI?

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Re: Cam timing, maybe ?

Postby Jonathan Leonard » Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:19 am

Can you get specified injection timing while cranking with live data and use that figure to work out if its right or wrong with a cmp and ckp waveform?
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Re: Cam timing, maybe ?

Postby Robski » Sat Sep 22, 2012 5:18 pm

I think i would start by logging desired & actual boost, or smoke it.

Any mist of oil under the bonnet ?

On another note it's better to see injector current for diagnosis rather than the voltage.

Question :- did you capture that with the filters on or did you apply filters afterwards ?
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Re: Cam timing, maybe ?

Postby Liteace » Sun Sep 23, 2012 9:24 am

Filters applied afterwards, no oil mist anywhere, I checked all charge hoses and they're all good, the reason I suspect timing is out is down to the white markes on cam and pump pulleys, if the correct setting tool was used when the belt was changed why would you need to mark up the pulleys, its got to be stripped down as its got a strange rubbing \ scraping noise from under the pump pulley area:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMGaYFYH ... e=youtu.be

I'll pull the timing chain cover off and have a look in there
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Re: Cam timing, maybe ?

Postby Darren Cotton » Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:42 am

Its not easy picking out abnormal noises from that video, but i think if you suspect the timing then its going to easier just to check it manually.

If your noise is from behind the pump then maybe its got chain issue......

I take it there are no fault codes?

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Re: Cam timing, maybe ?

Postby Liteace » Sun Sep 23, 2012 11:23 am

If you have another listen you can really hear it at 35, 100 & 221 secs, I had a look in AD and it does say use:

Timing chain front cover alignment tool - Ford No. 303-652 (21-230)

I dont know what this tool is, never seen it buy maybe the chain has been replaced as well and they didnt use it so the chain cover maybe rubbing on somehting in there, as I say i'll pull it apart and have a look in there

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