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Old 04-09-2014, 07:39 AM   #21
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Yes, you can spin it back without an issue. Getting the cam timing set right whenever the belt is being replaced usually requires a little bit of turning it back and forth.

Getting the timing belt timed just right often requires a couple of tries. And the marks on the cam gears are somewhat counter-intuitive. I often turn the engine slowly in the proper direction with a wrench once the belt is installed to ensure everything is dead on when it comes back around.

Does your Montego '96 have a tan interior and electric windows, mirrors, and cruise control? If so, you also have the desirable Torsen limited slip differential.
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None of those options are present, but when I look at the miata guide to deciphering differentials it looks like a torsen when looking at the 3rd(?) Member. Lifters are in, cams installed, timed, and lower timing cover installed before the wifey said it's bed time. I can say with certainty that this is the most fun I've had wrenching simply due to the thought of getting to drive with the top down.
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These cars are pretty easy to work on, too.

Just think how much more fun it will be once you upgrade the suspension, brakes, and add a turbo, haha!
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And the first trip out. Only complaint is a rattle coming from ? Somewhere behind me. Trunk lid rods are still in the clip. Haven't washed it yet though. It's supposed to rain around here.
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You haven't washed it? It only takes a cup of water
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