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1983 civic 1500 timing

I recently replaced the head gasket on my 83 civic.  I am going to set the timing but before I do, I want to know if I need to set the crank at TDC off the marks on the crank timing gear or if I can set it off the marks on the fly wheel.  I tried to pull the crank pulley to access the marks but am having a hell of a time removing it.  Thanks in advance...   V

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  • frofros2k Feb 12, 2009

    Thanks for the quick reply.  So just to make sure I am getting this correctly.  For the 1500, the engine should be at TDC at 0' on the fly wheel indicator and the cam pulley should line up with the arrow on the head.  Thanks again I really appreciate your help.

  • frofros2k Feb 13, 2009

    Looks like I got it figured out.  Thanks....

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At slow idle and Before Top Dead Center, unless otherwise specified.

1981-89: Leave Distributor vacuum hoses, as equipped, connected.
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