98 4.6 2v timing help

austinw88

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Putting newer heads on my 98 gt 4.6 2v, just going back with the npi heads due to financial reasons. I already have the heads and all required gaskets, my main concern is timing I've done some research and I've come up with what I believe is correct. Both timing marks on the cams should be around 11 o'clock with the timing mark on the balancer on TDC. Is this correct?
 

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Damn. Its easier if the components get market and its disassembled at RDC. I can't recall off the top of my head. I'll have to dig into my note book. Unless one of the smart guys here can remember.
 

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Copper links were at like 11 and 1 o'clock damn it's been a really long time since I tore into a 2V, I need to rip mine apart soon.
 

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And just a warning, when you turn the motor over by hand, it takes like 40-something rotations to get everything lined up again.
 

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Thanks for the help guys, I figured it out now. I was looking and looking for the copper links in my chains but they wore off i guess but i did find 2 black links on each chain so i believe im good to go now
 

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ok i have the motor in time where all marks line up but on the guide side of the chains are not tight. timing chains wore out?
 

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Stretch chain length wise making 2 parallel chain lines with one connecting link at each end, then paint the end links. Put your timing marks there
 

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Put them links on the timing marks on the sprockets
No brainer and your good to go
 

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Also don't forget, on the left side (driver side) sprocket there is a raised piece, that is the trigger for the cam sensor NOT the timing mark. You want the timing chain lined up on the dot on the cam sprocket.
 

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Post up some pictures when you think you are getting close and we can all look at it and let you know if it's set correctly.
 

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I marked the chain like that and lined everything up and to get the slack out of the driver side chain i had to turn the cam. otherwise there would be a ton of slack on the wrong side.
 

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