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I used Clevite Cam Gard Assembly Lube, Redline Synthetic High Speed Grease, Mopar ATF-RTV (very good sealing transmission RTV - the black stuff), a socket wrench, torque wrench, and a 12mm socket.
First, soak the new lifters in motor oil for an hour or so. This helps fill them with oil/gets the air out. Another helpful hint for those of you installing new cam seals and/or cam gears. Break the cam gear bolts loose first with an air gun. Follow the instructions in your shop manual and the pictures below to disassemble the head enough to install the new lifters.
First apply engine oil or cylinder head assembly lube to the lifters, roller rockers, journals, and cams of the camshafts. Install the camshafts on the cylinder head. Use care not to confuse the intake camshaft with the exhaust camshaft. The intake camshaft has a slit on its rear end for driving the crankshaft position sensor.
Align the both cams with dowel pins up
Try to keep the bearing caps in order. If you get them confused, there are identification marks stamped on top of them.
I: for Intake camshaft side
E: for Exhaust camshaft side
Install the caps on the cylinder head in the proper order and orientation (they should fit only one way.) Only "L" or "R" is stamped on No. 1 bearing caps. The Cap No. is stamped on No. 2 to No. 5 bearing caps. No. 6 bearing cap has no stamping. The cam gear (sprocket)/dowel pin side of the camshafts start with bearing cap No. 1 with the No. 6 bearing caps on the rear of the cylinder head.
Tighten the Cam Bearing Caps in the following order. Torque progressively in two to three steps. Tighten to 20Nm or 14ft/lbs in the final sequence. Check to ensure that the rocker arm is held in position on the lash adjuster and valve stem end.
Grease and install the new camshaft seal. Then install the Timing Belt Gears.
Keep them in order and clean to make this process easier.
This is usually a job for an air gun and hopefully you read my warning to pre-loosen the bolts. The cam gears are stuck on there very tight.
If necessary, clean out the threads for the cam gear bolt. Hand torque the new gear to 86ft/lbs.