Heads up to all who want to do timing on your car!

Discussion in '94-95 5.0 - Specific' started by rcjustin, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. rcjustin

    rcjustin New Member

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    If you are planning on adjusting your timing make sure you check your harmonic balancer berfore u do anything. If it looks worn and has rubber sticking out replace it. I didnt check mine and wound up setting the base timing and with a timing light i "set it to 12 adv." but since my balancer was shot which i noticed a month and a half later with detonation and never being able to get it back where it was i replaced the balancer and seen my timing was at 28* advanced. Replaced balancer reset timing to 12* and now its perfect. Im lucky my motor didnt blow from all the detonation/ping. Be careful. Dont make the same mistake i did.

    One more thing. If you buy the proffessional products balancer from 5.0 rest u will have to find or buy new bolts for the pulley. The stock ones are too short by a long shot.
     
  2. ryclef331

    ryclef331 Well-Known Member

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    agreed. Stock balancers are shit. Romacs are THE shit.
     
  3. 1BadSnakeBite

    1BadSnakeBite New Member

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    Did you buy it with the adaptor? What timing marks did you use? It looks like the ones on the front need to be used. I am asking because I am just now putting my motor back together and am using a Prof. Prod. SFI race balancer.
     
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    FIVELITERS Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the tip man, i've never heard of this before and this is very valuable info! O0
     
  5. Lightning Struck

    Lightning Struck Legend

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    thats the damn truth
     
  6. Jasperstang308

    Jasperstang308 Member

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    you can go more than 12 you know. when i had my car tuned when it was close to stock i had it set at 15 with 93 octane. when i modded it and did the 347 stroker to try and lean it out it was set at 19