Regular Members
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by LooseLugNuts

  1. with crank up inline with cylinder bore the pulley notch should match the mark on the cover...if it doesnt your pulley has probably slipped and lost bond with the rubber in the dampener


    seen it happen many times on other engines..i dont remember if smart even has the rubber


    but anyway i would suggest doing it the way the manual says...crank key up...cam pulley lines low and perpendicular to bore...


    and i would clarify that crank key up means inline with bore because i think these engine are slanted so up doesnt literally mean straight up

    and of course make sure the tight side of chain has no slack ...any and all slack needs to be on the tensioner side (rear)

  2. 1 hour ago, Willys said:

    I also now have an engine to disassemble to check BEFORE touching my finished engine in any way!
    Tomorrow's work will be to copy what Sydney has done and hopefully verify what we all think.

    BUT...I did see a post somewhere  last night that Tolson did say the engine knows when it is on the compression stroke by some vibration difference and thus triggers the injectors to fire correctly....by the electronics somehow..? Perhaps something like knowing when it is out of balance...maybe?  I don't know..?
    Mechanically it can only be put together one way, the valves must be open or closed at the precise time for the engine to run. Then comes into play the timing of the spray from the injectors. That I do not know for sure  about other than one post Tolson suggested last night years and years ago on another site....IMHO...if someone knows the problem but refuses to inform the membership of the correct solution....Hmmm....what can I say?  Karma is the polite thing Hmmm...?



    you're overthinking it


    it can only be timed one way....crank key up with cam gear lines low is the exact same as crank key up with cam lines high


    the crankshaft does not care whatsoever what stroke it on

  3. im going to go ahead and bet that its an intake one 


    which makes you and the manual correct...but the other way (which is actually the conventional way they are marked) will work just fine


    and again im going to say that the orientation of the words and numbers on the original parts are a big clue...a german engineer would have probably planned it that way 



    edit:lost my edit window timeframe for last post on earlier page so i would like to add that the part in bold would have also been wrong for him to say...because having the lines at the bottom is in fact the proper position for tdc of #1 on compression stroke 

  4. 9 hours ago, Willys said:

    OK, a few other pics to show what is what and where.


    This shows piston at TDC as related to crank key way position.



    This shows cam lobes facing upwards away from rockers and not applying pressure to valves.


    So I am confident that it is correct......UNLESS someone thinks cylinder #1 isn't the one next to the oil fill hole and to the far right of the engine....??????


    OK, #1 piston is where we all think it is, far right next to oil fill hole just to clear that thought out of the equation.....lol.




    lowest lobe in picture (nearest cam chain).it works an exhaust valve or is it an intake one?

  5. both sets of pictures are completely correct..as is the german manual


    take diesel iseki photo and imagine if he turns the crank a full turn (with the chain on) ..the cam will make a half turn and be where the manual and willys shows


    same exact timing positions but from different perspectives



    hate to say it but the only thing in this thread i see wrong is tolsens reply that willys isnt showing #1 at top dead center....any picture with crank pulley key lined up inline with cylinder bore will be at tdc of #1....for tolsen to be correct he should have said that it is not at tdc of compression stroke 






    edit:...but without an engine in front of me i cant really say which position is the actual compression or exhaust stroke pic...i can just say they are both one or other but  not the same


    clear as mud?

    1 person likes this

  6. its classic german idiot savant engineering


    doesnt matter if you time it with line at the bottom or line at the top...you get the same results...injection pump only installs in one position...cam gear can only go on one way..vacuum pump doesnt matter


    lines up or lines down you are in the same exact position just at different times <<pun intended

  7. i think id like to see the cam lobes to confirm my theory but either way (words upside down or downside up ) would still be correctly timed ,,,just at different top dead centers 


    give the crank one more turn around to make tolsen happy


    starting to remember why i hated working on these engines...vw tiguan engine has far surpassed it on my hate list though

  8. i do remember way back when i did my chains ..something didnt seem right the way i wanted to do it so i looked and looked online for proper timing mark locations and i dont recall where i found them (probably here) but i remember thinking it was opposite of what i thought (lines at the bottom as shown instead of at the top like every other engine ive worked on)


    plus the way the words are properly oriented when the lines are lower kind of tells you something






    Tolsen ...please correct us if we are wrong...i hate to see bad information on something so critical



  9. the last time i got peeved when contacting them as a "current client" and getting fed up of being on hold for almost an hour i hung up and called again....but this time i chose the option of possibly being a new client and i got thru to a an actual person in less than a minute


    they were the cheapest i could find ..thats the only reason im with them


  10. 12 hours ago, brd said:

    I sit corrected re: the # of wheels on an Isseta.


    I just did a quick Google of the Citroen Ami. It’s a different beast as compared to the Microlino as it top speed is about 28-30mph and it’s range is a maximum of 47 miles. It only costs €6000 though as compared to the €12000 for a Microlino.



    There is no intention to bring it to North America. I would guess that it has 0% probability of passing crash tests just like the Microlino.






    that second one has enough material up front to probably pass if they build it like a smart



  11. thats big mike...he is good at what he does ...too bad it took a clown gig to get him famous he has always been a great singer



    heres a good video regarding first responders..i dont know how to share just the video so youll have to watch it thru the news site



  12. On 12/22/2020 at 5:13 PM, Willys said:

    They should stick to their grass roots and keep 450 body and simply add electricity  if possible and forget trying to redesign the wheel.  OR better yet simply go back to the CDI 2005 version and make it better.



    if i had more time and energy id try and squeeze an old 80s simple carbureted twin cam toyota engine into a 450


    or maybe a 90's fuel injected camry 4 banger...those things were virtually indestructible