Question: Finding Top Dead Center Chevy 350 And Setting The Timing

What To Do, Timing Belt, Distributor Etc…

I have posted before about Pontiac Sunbird with 2.0L Fuel Injected having problem with setting timing...this is the deal here, Problem pulled engine apart and timing belt gears seem to be lined up properly from what I could tell from the chilton manual etc. But when I set it with the timing light, it was way off, and the car wouldn't run. So I turned the distributor little by little until it started, but still had no power at all taking ...

Understanding Top Dead Center

Hey all, i just bought a 1990 Acura Legend V6 5 Speed Coupe, and it has a broken Water Pump so i will be replacing this as well as the timing belt while im in there. anyways, i understand most of the timing belt procedures but am a little confused with the Top Dead Center Portion.... 1. How am i supposed to line it up at top dead center? 2. Do the Cam Pulleys Line Up Together and the Crank Pulley Lines up ...

What Torque Setting Should I Use

The differential in my 1963 chevy 1/2 ton pickup ate a bearing. It was the one on the "third member" shaft (the part that connects to the driveshaft) I replaced the bearing and have it all back together now. What torque wrench setting should I use when reinstalling the brackets that hold the races on the axle bearings? what about the pin that holds the rod in the center that keeps everything in place? any other helpful hints? thank you ...

Trouble Timing 87 Chevy 350 Reman Crate Engine

Harmonic balancer is off the old engine put on the reman, Running carb not fi. By timing light the single mark on the balancer is off the scale by quite a bit toward the passenger side. Runs fairly well. electrictronic ignition with vacum advance. Sticker calls for 0 degrees but to get to that I would have to turn the distributer halfway around or more. Im thinking the harmonic balancer mark is not right for this engine ...

1995 Dodge Caravan Base 6 Cyl. 3.0 Ltr. Engine Timing Problem

Had an oil leak with valve cover and distributor adaptor (front cam). I have changed out the o-ring and 2 seals, valve cover gasket and plug, I marked the cam to head, distributor to adaptor, and rotor button to distributor before removing anything. I marked the spark plug wires to rotor cap. When replacing the camshaft gear the timing belt was moved. When I lined all my marks back up and torqued everything down, the engine will ...

What Is The Procedure For Setting Timing On 1994 Honda Accord 4 Cylinder

Rubber timing belt jumped a few teeth. Replaced with new belt but I need to know the procedure for setting the timing. Where do the marks on the cam gear and the crankshaft gear line up and on what stroke of the number 1 cylinder of the engine with the distributor rotor in what position. ...

How Do You Measure Torque

Do they measure torque at the piston? What about when the piston is in between top dead center and bottom dead center, how is there the most torque then? Is it the distance from the crank pin or the length of the connecting rod used in the equation to calculate torque? If it is distance from the crank pin then what about the sideways movement? Is the equation force of piston times distance from the crank pin or the length of ...

How Do I Set The Timing On My Truck

We pulled the motor apart to replace all the gaskets on it and when I was reinstalling everything and went to put my distributor on I noticed it was cracked. So i bought a new one. Problem is, The motor is set on Top Dead Center for the number one piston right now so I also put the distributor on the number one spark plug and put it in the motor. But when I turn it over it tried to start ...

Forgot To Mark Distributor, What Is The Best Way To Get The Timing Rite

I Just changed the intake and carb on a chevy 350 small block, and when I took the distributor out I did not mark it.I understand I need to bring the #1 cylinder to top dead center, and put the rotor in facing the #1 cyliner on the cap. Is using the marking on the harmonic balancer a good way? and then the rotor should go in with the point facing #1 cylinder ...

Failed Smog, Replaced Cat, But My Timing Is Off What Should I Do

I have 97 honda del sol. I failed smog due to High 3x NO and double CO and high HC at 15mph, and my timing was off. I still had emission warranty from Honda, so I brought it in, they replaced cat and O2 sensors for free. but advised me that I cant pass smog unless I change timing. Dealer wrote, Found timing at 18 degrees before top dead center. Tried to adjust timing but was unable to adjust to specifications. Removed valve cover ...