Question about 1987 Nissan Pickup
Did you adjust the valves and are you sure after you put belt on and have it tensioned that you ran the motor around by hand at least 2 full revolutions?
if you do this and then find the marks are off...you either got it wrong to begin with, or the timing belt is stretched...hope you didnt try to reuse the timing belt...anytime ya take one off you should change it
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Posted on Dec 03, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Of course on this model the crank is to be at Top dead center & the chain tabs line up with the camshaft punch marks. I prefer to remove the #1 spark plug & verify TDC by using a stiff hose that I stick down into the cylinder to actually hold against the piston as I bring it up to TDC, there's no mistaking the top point of travel. IF the timing chain is not connected, you can move the motor back a bit if you go to far & that will allow you to confirm exactly where TDC is. Checking the alignment marks on the crank pully is the secondary method, which sometimes you can't do until reassembly of the front covers & such.
If you haven't dissasembled it yet, it's a good idea to mark (white paint or something that will show & stick to each surface) the position of each timing identifier and the chain as it sits & verify the location of all of your timing marks while the engine is at Top Dead Center, before removing parts. This will help to prevent any confusion later when you go to reassemble the engine. good luck
Posted on Jan 29, 2010
if you get a haynes repair manual and follow it step by step everything should go fine. or clintons. if you have questions about what its telling you to do then that would be a good thing to ask. the problem is there are alot of different designs for engines and it could be affected and it could not be. but if your not sure you definitly need a repair manual. it would tell you everything but it will guide you in the right direction
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
SOURCE: replaced head gasket
try autozone.com to see if they have your car listed for diagrams pictures and step by step instructions if your car is not listed then try your local library they have all the car manuals and even copy them for you
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
some black smoke comes out when i put foot down and loses power when goiong uphill i have a nissan mistral/terrano 2.7td
Posted on Aug 20, 2009
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