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    canadian iceman
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    help on head install

    just installed a stock head with all the light components...problem is when I go to slide the plastic cam chain guide in the last inch is super tight...so tight that to get it out I have to lock on with a pair of kneedle nose and pull like a bugger..????....never had anything like this happen...when it is in place it does turn over by hand fine just real hard to get in...pulled the valve cover on another boat and the chain guide slides out no problem...ANYBODY???


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    just a thought but if your tensioner is installed first it can make it tough . remove the plug, install the guide, then reinstall the plug


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    THIS is on a 2011 rxpx...the head is off a stock 09 rxpx...just measured head thickness on both and they are exactly the same..???? this is puzzling ...i will re trace my install unless someone has another idea??....

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    yes I pulled the tensioner out thinking the same thing...made no diff...it is really weird. i have restepped my process and the next thing is to pull the head back off...funny thing tho...if I push it in place...the last inch is tough and i need to pull it back out with allot of force...in place the engine turn over fine...there is no binding at all...and the way the engine turns over it pulls the guide in place...????? im lost as to why??

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    remove the cam locator at the other end and slide the cam for more room

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    Still no luck...i have taken it apart 10 times and tried every combination....i guess i will pull the head and start over

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    Did you try a different guide?

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    help on head install

    My mistake. I thought it was the plastic cam gear cover.
    Does the whole tensioner come out of the hole. Is the chain centered in the tensioner side guide

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    Yes, it comes out completly, it has a ball ceck valve to mantian tension without out pressure, take a small all key and press the ball in to allow the oil to come out, if you dont you cannot compress the tensioner enough to re install it.

    R88

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    help on head install

    I know it comes out. I was asking if his does

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