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    Superb write up. very Easy to follow with logical pictures! A couple of points I will add.

    - This one's already been covered but I'll go over it again. What do you do to lock the Crankshaft when removing the Crank Pulley Bolt. I stuck mine in fourth gear with the handbrake on (e-brake for the USA viewers) and that worked fine.

    - Not all Subaru DOHC engines run the extra Idler between the Tensioner and the RH Top Cam pulley (looking at the front of the engine) but the kit I bought had the extra bits to do the job if required. Apparently it's something to do with the extra thickness of certain head gaskets? Thick gasket = no small idler, thin gasket = additional small idler. The reason is that it allows the use of the same length Timing Belt when the Cam Pulleys are effectively closer together by making the timing belt route a little longer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by section9 View Post
    22. The right side cams (as you're facing the car) is under tension and will spin during the course of your work. You'll need an allen socket and ratchet to get the bottom cam timed and to keep in in place as you work the belt on. Someone needs to keep the belt in place and keep everything in proper timing as you work to get the belt around the bottom right cam. Only move the cams in specified directions to avoid damaging the valves!
    so just to confirm , the driver side pulleys , which are under compression , happen to loose contact of each mark & spin out , this is the proper direction to turn them to get them back into the correct "timing position" ? being that the pulleys(all 4) seem to be the same size , theres no way that they can actually be out of time by rotation as per the revolution & if the pulleys are rotated in the direction as shown in the illustration & the marks match back up the timing should be back to the same as it was before you pulled the belt off & your drunk buddy knocked the vice-grips off that had the 2 driver side pulleys locked into position ?

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    In short, ONLY MOVE THE PULLEYS ONE AT A TIME and ONLY IN THE DIRECTION INDICATED in the diagram from the factory manual in that link.
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    ok ! , i appreciate your quick responses SD_GR !! you have been most helpful !! thanks you ! does it matter if i have the AVCS ? its not depicted in the write up that i saw but should be the same right ? same rotation for both intake & exhaust ? turn one in the direction as indicated , lock it in place , turn the other in the direction as indicated & match up the marks & lock & load correct ?

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    I do not know about AVCS, sorry. My car lacks AVCS.
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    i will search more , i appreciate your help , thanks !

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