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Specialist Australian Timing Tools

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Extensive range of timing tools – in stock in Canberra.

The relationship between the moving parts of an engine is kept in check by the very precise timing of the engine components.

The process of maintaining correct alignment of the engine drive gears to facilitate timing belt replacement, injection fuel pump removal or cylinder head removal is done by using these tools that ensure the correct operation of the components can be assured. Often these tools are quite necessary for the accurate placement of parts or repairs.

The precise movement of camshafts, valves, pistons and crankshafts being integral to the internal combustion process, there really is no room for error considering the rate and load at which these components interact with each other.

Often the removal of a supply pump will require the positioning of gears, retaining of the timing belt and holding of the supply pump gear all in one operation.

This is true of the engine timing and supply pump removal tool for the Ford/ Mazda Duratorq 2.0L/ 2.2L/ 2.4L and 3.2 litre engines combination kit (SA-8033 and SA-8033A).

This combination kit covers engines that include the 2.4 TDCi utilising timing pins as well as High Pressure Pump Sprocket cover remover/installer, sprocket retainer and pump sprocket removal tools.

Some timing tool sets are very comprehensive and versatile such as the SA-8366 timing belt replacement set, this set suits many Honda, Mazda, Hyundai and Daewoo.

This kit contains 25 different components that will lock and align the camshafts, crankshaft, tensioner etc… during the removal and installation of the engine timing belt, chain and other engine servicing and repairs while removing components.

It also contains a comprehensive range pulley holding and pulling tools suitable for popular Australian, Japanese and Korean applications.

This kit is suitable for both petrol and diesel engines.

Diesel vehicles with mechanical fuel systems require the injection timing point to be set related to crankshaft position. When the engine is fitted with VE type rotary fuel pump the setting is expressed as plunger lift measurement in mm at a specified point, usually ATDC (At top dead centre).

There are often times when it is difficult to ascertain “Top Dead Centre” before the engine or casing needs to be dismantled as this position will be critical for all other timing operations. The Specialist Tools’ “Top Dead Centre” tool (SA-5193) is a pneumatic indicator for finding top dead centre. The indicator is located into the spark plug / glow plug hole and when the engine is rotated, it clearly shows when the piston has achieved Top Dead Centre by visible movement of the indicator float. Adaptors for 8mm, 10mm, 12mm, 14mm and 18mm sparkplug holes and glow plug holes.

This timing adjustment is very important in achieving a well running engine. Incorrect installation of new components (belts, chains, fuel pumps etc…) can have devastating results, both to the new component and to existing gears and the engine.

Measurements can also be checked and set with dedicated tooling containing a dial indicator and specific adaptors like those found in the Diesel Fuel Pump Timing Set (SA-8214A) which is designed for many Diesel Fuel Pump Timing Kit – SA-8214A. Govoni Audi and VW Timing Kit – GO718. vehicles in Australia such as Toyota, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Mazda, VW, Audi and Ford.

This tool screws into the fuel injection pump to measure the plunger lift at a given specified position, which is often Top Dead Centre. This kit contains the dial indicator, DTI bracket and probe with adaptors, Injection pump locking pin and camshaft alignment pin and locking bracket.

In their Specialised Govoni range, Specialist Tools Australia has a number of tools for European vehicles. These superior quality tools made in Italy are specifically designed for the European vehicle industry and Specialist Tools Australia has in stock kits for the removal of fuel pumps, high pressure supply pumps and engine timing purposes.

Specialist Tools Australia’s Audi/VW Kit has specialised components for locking the camshaft, crankshaft and fixing the chain tensioner – GO-718.

Their comprehensive Govoni Timing Tool Set for Fiat, Ford, Volvo, Peugeot and Citroen vehicles includes special tools for the flywheel and locking pin for the camshaft/crankshaft.

There are many more Timing Tools available on the Specialist Tools Australia website at www.specialisttools.com.au or if you would like any assistance in finding the right tool call their helpful team in Canberra on (02) 6280 4334.

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