Question about 1996 Pontiac Sunfire
Im puting head gaskets on my 1998 cadillac deville with the northstar v8 and i need to know how to put the car back in time when i put the heads back on
Take a finger and place it over the #1 cylinder plughole, after the heads are back on of course, and have some one else turn the key in very quick spurts util you feel the commpression of "that" cylinder against your finger. Do this very slowly and once you feel the pressure you shoul also be able to see the timing mark on the crankshaft very near the timing mark TDC top dead center coming into alignment.At this point just turn the crankshaft mounting bolt with a 1/2 inch drive ratchet wrench and the appropriate socket until it is on TDC. Then insert your distributor which will turn clockwise. So you have to account for this movement until the rotor points directly at the number 1 cylinder plug wire insert. It is usually marked on the distributor cap on a GM product. Make a small indicator on the ridge of the distributor housing to match the mark.Using a large black marker works well. That's about it. Thanks, Dana
Posted on Sep 10, 2009
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