Today I swapped my timing belt, water pump, all front engine seals, spark plugs, and spark wires. It only took about 6 hours and the whole thing only had to come apart twice! Setting timing is really hard apparently but now I know for sure how it works. This was a huge job and glad I had proper tools and a friend who knew what he was doing. It took longer than anticipated, the sun was still up when we finished buttoning it up the first time. But troubleshooting the problems and researching a bit, we got it done perfectly in the end.
Now it’s time for a double bacon cheeseburger!