Timming help needed.

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  1. msd143

    msd143 New Member

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    Ok guys I need some help!!! A few weeks ago I replace the timming chain (no issues there). While cleaning everything up I noticed that the Balancer was in great shape, better than expected for a motor with tons of miles like mine. obviously it has been replaced but im not sure with what brand (chineese im sure). So on the balance there was a white line painted on the balancer that was about 120 deg off from the timming grove in the balancer. So now that I am checking my timming I have removed the little plug and with my light on #1 I am not seeing either timming mark on the balancer (grove or white paint line). I moved the distributor both directions and still no timming marks. So my quesiton is in the above pics is my dist in the correct position? If I pull the #1 plug and find TDC and mark the balancer should that be an accurate way to establish a base mark to set the timming off of.
     
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    That should get you pretty close.
    Are you sure your looking at the right spot on the pointer?
    I would have thought to double ck the HB marks at assy while the engine is known to be at TDC and you can still see everything clearly.
     
  3. toyman

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    There should be some markings on either side of "0". Usually to about 30* +/- on either side of "0". See if they show up by cleaning the balancer with some emery paper.
     
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    RichV Well-Known Member

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    The pointer is below the water pump pulley on the alternator side right?

    Not sure where the scale is in reference to the keyway, but when the #1 is at TDC on the compression stroke, there should be marks on the HB by the pointer.
     
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    The timing mark is at the straight edge where the flash is reflected not at the circle cutout where it shows the 270* mark


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