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I am confused by timing degrees. what i need to know does the timing light need to be at 0 to show tdc or are there different degree for different cars?

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On your vehicle you just need to know that you align the timing marks together... this is typically at 0 degrees... that may be confusing you is the idea of "ignition" timing which on this vehicle is not adjustable....

AGAIN... just align you timing marks and you are cool

Posted on Sep 12, 2010

  • coco27 Sep 12, 2010

    thanks. I feared that. the problem is i cant seem to get the timing set on crank shaft according to the mark on the timing cover.

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