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Caution When Press Fitting Aluminum Timing Gears

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When timing gears are subjected to extreme temperatures, the aluminum gears do not return to their original dimensions after cooling. The result is a loose fit between the gears and camshaft. Under no circumstances should aluminum gears be heated with a torch.

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–Tech Tip courtesy of Hastings Manufacturing

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