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Where is tdc on a2.8 cologne engine pointer and what r the numbers please

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Ok, what degree before tdc is the spill timing on No one piston?

if you are talking inline fuel pump for a diesel engine ( only unit that allows for spill timing) you set the injection mark on the pointer and spill shut off is at that mark
with diesels there are a number of differences as to the different makes of engines as some are 15 degrees up to 22 degrees but they are all set on the INJ mark
talk with a specialist diesel shop as to the degrees for your make of engine as it is critical to prevent engine damage

Jul 07, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

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1992 chevy 5.7L 350 8 cylinder engine. I took the distributor shaft off without marking it. How do I know it is in the right position when I replace it?

You have to retime it. You put number one cylinder at top dead center (TDC) of compression stroke, then drop in the distributor so the rotor is pointing to number one tower on the distributor cap.
To find TDC of compression stroke, remove number one spark plug. Use a socket and ratchet on the crank pulley and turn clockwise. Keep a finger over the number one spark plug hole. When turning the crankshaft and you feel pressure against your finger, the number one piston is rising on the compression stroke. Now use the ratchet and turn the crankshaft on around until the crank pulley notch lines up with the zero mark on the pointer scale. Piston will now be at TDC. You can now drop in the distributor. When seated, the rotor must be pointing to the number one cylinder on the dist. cap tower. Dist. shaft will turn as it is seating-if you get it wrong, pull up distributor and reposition the shaft until it drops down into the exact right position. When done, start the engine and use timing light to set the timing to specs.

Sep 10, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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How to set distrubutor timing after engine overhaul

Pull number one spark plug, so you can find Top Dead Center (TDC) of compression stroke for number one cylinder. Put a socket on the crank pulley bolt, and turn clockwise with your finger over the spark plug hole. Keep turning until you feel pressure on your finger. Soon as you feel pressure build up, look at crank pulley, and keep turning until the zero degrees mark lines up on the pointer scale. Now you are at TDC of compression stroke for number one cylinder. If distributor is installed, check that rotor is pointing to number one spark plug tower. If not lined up, or if distributor is not yet installed, set distributor in place to have rotor pointing to number one spark plug tower on the distributor cap.
That's all. When engine is running and warmed up, check and set timing with a timing light.

Jul 10, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

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How do you find TDC on conpression stroke 1998 dodge dakota 3.9 v6

Turn crankshaft pulley until TDC mark aligns with engine block pointer. Remove rocker cover and check that cylinder 1's valves are closed (not compressed). This is cylinder 1 TDC firing position.

Nov 01, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

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I removed the distributor and can't seem to get it back in time, have spark, no blown fuses, at TDC rotor is lined up with number 1

Honda CRV/Odyssey 1995-2000 Repair Information



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  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Access the crankshaft pulley bolt through the left side inner fender liner. Use a socket, long extension and a suitable ratchet to rotate the engine. Rotate the engine counterclockwise until the white Top Dead Center (TDC) mark on the pulley aligns with the pointer on the engine cover.
  3. Label the ignition wires, but do not remove them.
  4. Remove the distributor cap and note the location of the ignition rotor. If the ignition rotor is not pointing toward the terminal of the distributor cap for cylinder No. 1, rotate the crankshaft one complete revolution counterclockwise, and align the white (TDC) mark on the pulley with the pointer on the engine cover.
  5. If the distributor is going to be reinstalled, make an alignment mark between the distributor housing and the cylinder head using a scribe or a chisel. Then, and using a scribe, felt tipped marker or touch up paint, make an alignment mark on the distributor housing for the rotor.
  6. Uncouple the electrical connectors on the side of the distributor.
  7. Remove the three distributor mounting bolts, then remove the distributor from the cylinder head.

See Figures 1, 2 and 3

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Fig. Fig. 1: Exploded view of the distributor mounting-Odyssey 4-cylinder models

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Fig. Fig. 2: Exploded view of the distributor mounting- CRV shown

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Fig. Fig. 3: The distributor keyway is offset and can only be installed in one direction

To install:
If the camshaft or crankshaft has rotated during assembly, rotate the crankshaft counterclockwise until the white Top Dead Center (TDC) mark on the pulley aligns with the pointer on the engine cover. If the valve cover and upper timing cover have been removed, be sure the UP mark on the camshaft is facing up, and that the crankshaft TDC mark aligns with the pointer on the lower timing cover.

  1. Coat a new O-ring with clean engine oil and install it onto the distributor shaft.
  2. Install the distributor into the cylinder head. The offset lug on the distributor shaft will fit into the groove on the end of the camshaft in only one direction. If the distributor is being reinstalled, align the marks made during disassembly.
  3. Install the three mounting bolts, only hand-tighten them at this time.
  4. Couple the electrical connectors on the side of the distributor.
  5. If removed, reconnect the ignition wires in the correct order.
  6. Reconnect the negative battery cable.

The Powertrain Control Module(PCM) idle memory must be reset after reconnecting the battery. Start the engine and hold it at 3000 rpm until the cooling fan comes on. Then allow the engine to idle for about five minutes with all accessories OFF and with the transaxle in Park or Neutral.
  1. Check and adjust the ignition timing. Refer to the ignition timing procedure outlined in General Information and Maintenance .
  2. Enter the radio security code.

May 12, 2012 | 1997 Honda CR-V

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I am in the middle of replacing the timing belt on a 05 honda odyssey touring, before removing the old belt, the manual is saying to turn the crankshaft pulley to its white mark [which i can see] lines up...

Remember that for every rotation of the cam there two rotations of the crank. Rotate the crank a further 360 and bring the piston to TDC and the white mark should now align on the cam.

Aug 24, 2010 | 2005 Honda Odyssey

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Find tdc 1977 chev 350 engine

first remove number 1 spark plug, this is the front first plug on the driver side.put your finger over the hole and have someone bump it over until you get compression blowing your finger off the hole tell them to stop. then look on your harmonic balancer and line up the notch on balancer to the wide gap on the pointer. when this is lined up your then on number one compression stroke.

Jul 11, 2010 | 1978 Chevrolet Caprice

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You have to check the valve's on #1 cylinder. When your pointer is lined up with 0 on the crank the piston is at TDC. But you need to turn it past tand watch to see which valve opens. If the exhaust valve sarts to open then you have it timed right. If it doesn't open turn the engine a full rotation back to 0 and check it again. The exhaust should start to open this time. That is where your distributor rotor button should line up at #1 plug. Hope this helps.

Apr 07, 2010 | 1986 Ford F 350

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We have an 86 Ford F250 Inline 6. Where is TDC? We thought we had it, but when we set it, the number one piston is down.

Hello cnu_gurt: My name is Roger and I will help. The surest way to tell is to remove the number one plug. Place your finger over the hole. Bump the engine over until you feel compression coming up against your finger. Watch the harmonic balancer to see when the pointer is at TDC. It may be easier to turn the motor over with a wrench as it gets close to TDC. THis way you wont pass the mark. Set your fire order in the cap starting with number one . locate number one in the cap as to where the rotor is pointing.
Should you need further help please just ask. Please rate the answer as this way i know this was helpful. Thank You for using Fix Ya. Roger

Jan 08, 2010 | 1986 Ford F 250

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I have a 84 honda prelude cannot find TDC on the crankshaft gear need help

You line up the crankshaft at TDC byaligning the marks on the flywheel/flex plate with the pointer on the bellhousing. On the radiator side of the engine block where it bolts to the trans mission about half way up there is a rubber plug witch you can remove to gane access to the pointer on the trans bellhousing to line up the timing marks

Nov 30, 2008 | 1984 Honda Prelude

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