b. Install timing gear.
Preheat oven to 400F (204C).
Heat gear in oven for minimum of one hour before installing.
Place camshaft in press.
Install new gear-positioning key into camshaft groove.
WEAR GLOVES TO PREVENT BURNS. HANDLE CAMSHAFT GEAR WITH CARE.
While hot, press timing gear onto camshaft until seated against camshaft flange.
Check clearance between gear and camshaft flange. Must not exceed 0.0015 in. (0.0381 mm).
If clearance greater than specified, remove gear and check gear bore and camshaft for obstructions.
Reheat and reinstall gear.
Install orifice plug (if not previously installed) and torque plug to 5 - 10 ft lbs (7 - 14 Nom).
Remove from press and wipe assembly clean.