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 Post subject: Timing help please.
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:57 pm 
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So i was going to pull the head on my car to get a sparkplug thats stuck out. Problem is its in cyl 1 and I dont know how to set it to tdc without cyl 1 other than i guess lining up the cam lobes to face out. So if anybody knows how to do it off of a different cylinder that would be great help.


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 Post subject: Re: Timing help please.
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:44 pm 
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Maybe go ahead and take the head off and then turn the crankshaft until the #1 cylinder is at the top? If you're gonna take off the head, then you're gonna have to retime the whole motor anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: Timing help please.
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:47 pm 
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Best way(i think) is to remove the timing chain and cover. turn the engine until the timing marks are correct on the bottom end. This should set the piston to tdc. Then set the timing for the cams so they align.

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 Post subject: Re: Timing help please.
PostPosted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 10:08 pm 
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Thanks I'm gonna start pulling tomorrow or so depending on weather. Anybody know a pretty good machine shop or person that could break loose the plug with out having to drill the whole plug out.


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 Post subject: Re: Timing help please.
PostPosted: Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:50 pm 
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I took my head to davis machine shop closer to smpry and nieman. its on nieman tho. they did good work for me

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 Post subject: Re: Timing help please.
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:25 pm 
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When #1 is at TDC, So is #4... OR look at your distributor with the cap off.

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 Post subject: Re: Timing help please.
PostPosted: Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:46 pm 
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ICEMAN wrote:
When #1 is at TDC, So is #4... OR look at your distributor with the cap off.

^this too!
I just figured since the head has to come off anyway, they you would be able to see the cylinder at the top of the block while the head was off.

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 Post subject: Re: Timing help please.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:12 am 
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Thanks guys. I guess theres a temporary fix though, it was running terrible until today where after being 20 seconds away from taking off the valve cover to get to the head studs i noticed that one of the tabs in my 4th cylinder plug was bent. After straightening it out and reinstalling everything it ran like new but the info is super helpful because i still need to pull the head before too long. Thanks again guys.


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 Post subject: Re: Timing help please.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:15 am 
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fsm is always helpful

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 Post subject: Re: Timing help please.
PostPosted: Fri Apr 19, 2013 4:23 am 
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Yeah it is I used it to remove the PAIR valve system today.


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 Post subject: Re: Timing help please.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:42 pm 
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is this a sohc or dohc, i have plenty of pictures i can show you for setting tdc.

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 Post subject: Re: Timing help please.
PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:03 am 
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Dohc. Youve already seen my car you helped me when i had the cracked vacuum hose to my brake booster.


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 Post subject: Re: Timing help please.
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