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#1 stony

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:33 PM

Well i found out last night my CAS sensor key on the cam side was broken off.

I was thinking i should be able to just set the engine at TDC and set the cas sensor in. i can see the part the broke off so i just need to line up the 2. and be very careful it goes in the right way.

If Anyone has a motor out that they can verify this for me? set it a tdc and take the cas sensor off and take a pic of the cam key. i would extremely appreciate it.

Im having a feeling this is why my car wasn't running right. i originally suspected the altitude and i need to tune it. but if this has been broke for a while and i installed it a tooth or 2 off that would explain all the popping and idling problems.

Or if there is an easier way i'm all ears.

Not going to swap cams at this point damn things are way too expensive.

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Posted 28 September 2012 - 07:58 PM

Hi Stony
mate this happens because the cas is not in it right spot , with no back lash , it happens when people run the engine with the top cover of so you can see the belt , .. when it happens you need to replace the cam , with out the tab the timing has to much scatter and the timing will be all over the place ,,,
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Posted 29 September 2012 - 07:33 AM

Jwt sells these and it's not super easy to do it but it might be cheaper than the cam itself.

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Edited by HowlerMonkey, 29 September 2012 - 07:35 AM.


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Posted 29 September 2012 - 02:07 PM

HOwler monkey thanks for the link. any idea if all rb26 cams are like this? My cams are not stock and this article talks more to the vg30

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Posted 29 September 2012 - 05:56 PM

Hi Stony
mate this happens because the cas is not in it right spot , with no back lash , it happens when people run the engine with the top cover of so you can see the belt , .. when it happens you need to replace the cam , with out the tab the timing has to much scatter and the timing will be all over the place ,,,
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If i swap cams to a more mild cam ( currently both are 280 dur 10mm lift cams) where will i loose my power? just top end hi rpm stuff. i don't intend to turn the motor past 9500 rpm so i'm guessing it wouldn't hurt to go to a milder cam.

any suggestions. i would like to gain back some torque in the lower rpm range.


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Posted 30 September 2012 - 12:36 AM

i normaly run cams that size 270 10mm 280 10mm , torque down low is more to do with the turbo you use , the 26 wont make much under 3800 so its one or the other mid or top end , medium frame turbo or large .

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 06:33 PM

Just started understanding the instructions for the cas gear replacement. looks pretty striaghforward. going to order it in the AM. will do a writeup on how it goes.

In the pics it looked like the old part coming out was threaded and the new part was not. thats what i didnt understand. The treads i saw in the pic were from the bolt that was threaded all the way thru and pushthe gear out of teh cam. :huh:

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:54 PM

Well i got my replacement cas drive gear and installed it tonight. it wasn't quite as easy as the instructions depicted. If anyone tries this i highly suggest going with a size larger bolt then the one recommended in the instructions. I broke it in the first attempt. once i went to a my HD bolt it came right out. the one that came out of my HKS cas was a tad longer then the replacement. so when i was drilling i was really concerned i was drilling into the cam. but it turned out it was a 3-4 mm longer and when i finally realized that i finished drilling all the way thru and tapping it as the instructions stated. here is a pic of what i eventually got out. i was a little off center so it kinda destroyed the smaller part of the gear but had plenty of material in the larger pressed in part.

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Now just need to get my new Cas sensor and attempt the AEM cas wheel swap again Posted Image

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 02:21 PM

Jwt sells these and it's not super easy to do it but it might be cheaper than the cam itself.

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FYI, either vg30 install this drive gear different or the instructions you download to do this replacement are wrong. I have been trying to start my car for 3 days now. Finally brought over some AEM guys and we figured out for some reason my coil phasing was 180 out. Once we redid the phasing, the car started right up. It wasn't till i cam across a pic on the internet of a rb26 cam did I realize that even after very closely following the instruction for the gear install, I installed it backwards (180 degrees out). Now either the VG30 install is different or the instruction are wrong.

I did specifically ask the sales rep when i ordered this if there was any difference between the vg and the rb and he said no they are identical.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:05 AM

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Be aware that if you do this on a rb motor the instruction for the VG will not work.... well they will but it will put your timing 180 degress out. I guess the VG motor cas drive gear is installed with the half
round extension positioned on the left (9:00 o’clock if the
cam dowel is at 12 o’clock) and the straight edge aligning
with the middle of the cam dowel pin. Where a rb motor needs to be installed with the half
round extension positioned on the right (3:00 o’clock if the
cam dowel is at 12 o’clock) and the straight edge aligning
with the middle of the cam dowel pin.

I found this out the hard way and spent 3 days troubleshooting why my damn car wouldnt start. The repeated attempts at starting also fouled my iridium plugs so when we first tried the 180 degree fix it still didnt start. but once we got down to if has to be timing we put new plugs in and it started right up. Hope this helps someone out someday ;>

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:51 AM

That makes sense, when I thought I had a faulty CAS on my RB20 I installed a VG30 CAS and while it physically fit, the car would not start.

Stony if I shipped the VG30 CAS to you, would you try to see if it would with your modified cam? If so, it gives us RB guys another (albeit more work) option. If it works, I may just do it since the Z32 CAS is easier to find than the RB series CAS.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:43 PM

Well if it did you would need an ems that you could modfiy the coil phasing. it wont work as a bolt in.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 07:46 PM

We need an RB section FAQ sub forum. This thread needs to be pinned as a sticky!

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:20 PM

HAHA called jim wolf today to discuss the reverse timing thing from the VG instructions and they said yes the VG is opposite. I was like why did you tell my it was the same for the RB. He said the pin itself is the same for the RB VG and CA. but for the RB and CA the pin has to be installed opposite the instructions. They also assumed that a person would look at the old one before removal and re-install the same way.... hmm i guess that's fair enough. i suggested they put a little note on their website to let people know the vg instructions differ from the RB and CA install.

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 07:05 PM

If anyone with an AEM is curious this is what my ign and inj phasing looks like now.



Coil /// Injector
1. 12.0///0.0
2. 4.0 ///16.0
3. 20.0 ///8.0
4. 8.0 ///20.0
5. 16.0 ///4.0
6. 0.0 ///12.0

Stock set up is
Coil///injector
1. 0.0///12.0
2. 16.0 /// 4.0
3. 8.0 ///20.0
4. 20.0 ///8.0
5. 4.0 ///16.0
6. 12.0 ///0.0

Thanks Jim wolf for making my setup confusing for all :>

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 06:29 PM

When you changed out your key/gear did you do it with the cam still on the motor or did you take it out? I have the same problem and I hate to take it all apart just to change out that gear. I have had success with eyeballing the placement but it is starting to frustrate me.


Edited by Vandergriff84, 10 April 2013 - 06:32 PM.

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Posted 10 April 2013 - 06:41 PM

I did it inthe car. its relatively easy to do just make sure you drill all the way thru the old one.

It is longer then the replacement, and dont follow the instructions for the z32. Ihe rb motor is 180 degrees different.


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Posted 10 April 2013 - 07:25 PM

Thanks. I wanted to check and see if any one else had done it in the car first since the instructions said to do it with the cam out of the car. That just seems like a lot of unnessary work to replace it.


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Posted 11 April 2013 - 10:01 AM

Obviously though out of the car would be much better. Its a little harder to see and ensure the gear is where its supposed to be as you tap it in. 


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Posted 07 June 2013 - 11:26 PM

Ok, So I have an RB25det S2 in my s30 and most everything is stock except the greddy style intake. The issue that I am having is that the ECU is retarding the timing by 15-20 degrees at idle and I have not been able to find a fix for it. If I set the CAS in the middle the car will run but will not make any power because the timing is to far below 0. If I set it all the way retarded it wont run at all. If I advance the timing all the way the motor runs good but the timing is still only at 1 or 2 degrees above 0 at idle. When I rev the motor the timing advances to 10 or 15 degrees but as soon as it drops back to idle it is below 0. I have checked that my timing bet is on correct two or three times now and everything lines up so there should not be an issue there. I have read a few threads on other sites where guys had the same exact problem but none of them have posted a solution. I know that knock is the main reason for the ECU to retard timing but it is not going into limp mode and the check engine light is not on. I also have to cam angle sensors and it does the same with both and I also have three mafs.

 

So my question is, has anyone on here had this problem and how did you fix it? What could make the ECU want to retard the timing that bad without going into limp mode?


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