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2008 - MX-5 - Engine

VARIABLE VALVE TIMING ACTUATOR REMOVAL/INSTALLATION [LF]

CAUTION:

NOTE:

1. Follow the valve clearance adjustment procedure from 1 to 21 and remove the intake camshaft and variable valve timing actuator as a single unit. (See VALVE CLEARANCE ADJUSTMENT [LF].)
2. Remove the variable valve timing actuator.
a. Mark the camshaft and variable valve timing actuator as shown in the figure to make sure they are installed in their original position.

b. Secure the camshaft in a vise.
c. Loosen the variable valve timing actuator tightening bolt.
3. Install a new washer.

4. Install the variable valve timing actuator.
a. Secure the camshaft in a vise.
b. Align the marks of the camshaft and variable valve timing actuator.

CAUTION:

  • When the variable valve timing actuator is replaced with a new one, mark it in the same location as the old one.

c. Tighten the variable valve timing actuator tightening bolt.
    Tightening torque
  • 69—75 N·m {7.1—7.6 kgf·m, 50.9—55.3 ft·lbf}

5. Follow the valve clearance adjustment procedure from 21 to 50 and install the intake camshaft and variable valve timing actuator. (See VALVE CLEARANCE ADJUSTMENT [LF].)


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