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6.0 cam install, how to aline/time

I posted a thread in general, I am in the middle of reassembly. I have all the parts ready to assemble for the heads down. The cam is in, now I'm at a loss. The cranks needs to go in... what? there is a 600 dollar alignment tool required. Surely someone has some advice for me. At this moment cam and crank are lined dot to dot. I did not remove the crank balance... (the part that is not supposed to be removed.)

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I'm in the same boat! I'm trying to figure out how to get the crankshaft positioned in the right place. Anybody have any tips? I don't have the tool either
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I had to ask a local diesel shop.

The crank and cam line up with holes for the tool and the dowl pin. Check these pictures and see if it helps, I figured it out after looking at the pictures.
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The crank and cam line up with holes for the tool and the dowl pin. Check these pictures and see if it helps, I figured it out after looking at the pictures.
Thanks for the response. The camshaft gear has a dot and a hole on it. The hole just so happens to line up with a hole in the block...when I line it up and put a drill bit through it to match it with the block..the dot on the cam gear is precisely straight up..you go by the dot on the camshaft correct?

So just line up the dot and the dowel pin from the crankshaft and I should be golden?
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i had someone remove the balancer on the crank.. is there any way to re-balance the crank once the balancer is attached after it was removed
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i had someone remove the balancer on the crank.. is there any way to re-balance the crank once the balancer is attached after it was removed
In so many places it states that if the balancer is ever removed the crack is junk. You'll never be able to keep a rear main seal from leaking and/or the crank tearing up bearings.
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i had someone remove the balancer on the crank.. is there any way to re-balance the crank once the balancer is attached after it was removed
I had a customer do that on his truck. Several leaking seals later I put a new crankshaft in it and solved the leak. Very expensive mistake to make.
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