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The marks on the pulley or flywheel will be TDC for top dead centre . correct ignition point is before TDC normally around 10 degrees and there will be a mark on the housing before the TDC point. You have effectively timed the spark in a retard situation and you need to get it advanced
Posted on Nov 25, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
The keyway and or the dot on the crank should be line at 12 oclock. You will see a point on the oil pump housing to go by. On the camshaft the pointer will be at 12 oclock also. Use the O on the camshaft to the top at mark. Be sure to look at the dist. roter to make sure that it is pointing at the #1 spark plug wire. I could get 180 out of time. If you do it right it should start up right away. then you can use a timing light to finish it.
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Posted on Dec 13, 2008
From what I see in my manual,
1.There is a Timing Pointer on the back of the engine. There is a White mark on the flywheel. The white mark must line up with the timing pointer, for Number 1 piston to be at Top Dead Center.
2.Facing the engine, looking at the camshaft sprocket. The sprocket has spokes. On one of those spokes is the word, "UP" in raised letters, or there is a small Dot. As you can see here, the spoke with the word UP goes -> Up.
(Same thing of course if it is a Dot, instead of UP)
On the back of the camshaft gear, (Sprocket), are marks. On the edges of the camshaft gear. These line up with the top edge of the cylinder head. The surface of the cylinder head, where the valve cover bolts down to.
I'm sorry, at present I do not have a website, that I could link you to for a diagram, or photo.
Posted on Aug 13, 2009
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IF U BROKE THIS BELT WHILE DRIVING U HAVE BENT THE VALVES IN THE ENGINE, THIS IS WHAT IS CALLED AN INTERFERENCE DESIGN ENGINE, THAT MEANS WHEN THE TIMING BELT BREAKS THE PISTONS HIT THE ENGINES VALVES
Posted on Nov 11, 2009
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If you plan on doing more than light tuneup work, I highly recommend purchasing a manual for your car.
We have for each of three vehicles a Haynes manual and it contains all the details on maintenance possible for the shade-tree mechanic. All are based on a complete rebuild.
Even if not doing a particular job, one can somewhat estimate what it will cost to have done.
Posted on May 17, 2010
found this, and from what I could find it is a non-interference engine:
Posted on Jan 24, 2011
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