Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Marion Junction Alabama
Re: Help!! Valves for the First Time
I am assuming that you had the piston 1 in the right position (90 degrees BTDC) before removing the camshaft. You can still push the pin in by forcing the oil out of the tensioner with a long screw driver then locking the tensioner. The other option is to move the timing cover and make sure everything is lined up (you will still need to take the tension off the chain). The Clymer manual gives great detail on the procedure.