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    Default Cam Timing tool M60 Whats wrong?

    As I completed process of disassembly to do the timing in the morning:

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    I break out my cam tool kit that I bought last year. I worked on one side and a friend worked on the other. He mentioned the cams were pretty far off so I turned them as he slid the blocks on. As I was starting to put the valve covers on I noticed something peculiar while glancing at the cams on the right side. I felt really uneasy.

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    Sure enough. Car did not want to idle and had to drive it carefully until I received another kit.

    All back together with about 6 degrees advance on both. Might retard the exhaust 12 from where it is. Power band comes on hard at 4K and pulls harder through 5k. Still would like some 3K rpm love.

    Since I did it twice already a third would be even easier. If you take the allen off the tool you can set one cam different than the other using just the exhaust tool and turning the crank.
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    Impressed at the mileage increase. Never could get more than 16. Now I'm getting 18.06 and that's with 5 or 6 60-80 runs and a run up to 130. Still need to study the cam timing before I retard the exhaust.
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    what good it does here is the positions i took off the set from german years ago
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    I ordered another kit that same day when I realized I had 2 blocks for the same side. Car ran bad but it ran, stalled etc. There was nothing I could do so I waited a few days and then redone both sides with the new kit. Driver side was way off. The exhaust was loping like I had race cams in it, above idle it ran okay.
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