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Old 01-24-2014, 09:46 PM   #1
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Timing a l6

So i had to re gasket my engine and in the process i took my distributer out and now i cant get it to fire. Im almost positive that it is my timing anyone know how to set the distributer in? Of have a picture of your distributer at tdc with the cap off? Thanks!!
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So i had to re gasket my engine and in the process i took my distributer out and now i cant get it to fire. Im almost positive that it is my timing anyone know how to set the distributer in? Of have a picture of your distributer at tdc with the cap off? Thanks!!
Set the the engine to TDC, make sure it's TDC after compression stroke. You should know roughly where No. 1 was on the cap, mark no. 1 on dist base with cap off. . Drop in distributor and line up rotor with mark. Now move the engine to your timing setting, 14 degrees btdc ( or whatever the I6 timing is). Now move the distributor til the rotor lines up with the mark you made earlier. If you can't turn the distributor enough to line up with the mark and have a little room for adjustment, then pull out the dist enough to disengage the gear and rotate it over a tooth or two in the needed direction, then adjust as before. This should get you close enough to start and time with a light. This is how I did my 289 and it worked fine. Before, I had the same problem, off enough to not start.
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Well i did everything you said and right before i tired to start it i noticed a coolant leak and tried to tighten the thermostat housing where it was leaking and it cracked
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Well i did everything you said and right before i tired to start it i noticed a coolant leak and tried to tighten the thermostat housing where it was leaking and it cracked
Bummer! Hopefully you're close. It probably already had a small crack, better to find out now. But
it would have been nice to at least get it started for a minute.
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I dont think there was a crack... Haha it was leaking and i just over tightened it
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I dont think there was a crack... Haha it was leaking and i just over tightened it
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Well not only did i crack the housing i broke a bolt too and now i broke the ez out in the bolt now....
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Oh man, I just had flashbacks to a cylinder head bolt I snapped off in a ranger engine. I feel your pain brother, good luck!
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