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Cam timing 4kq power loss
I had a great spring break. Lots of fun and I changed the timing
belt/Water pump in the 4kq as well. Also painted the Valve Cover, looks
great. AT any rate, now the engine pulls like a banchee down low and
dies, (I mean dies like I hit a brick wall) at 5,000 rpm. Before it
pulled much better up high. Seems to have more grunt down low though.
Did I accidentally advance my cam timing one notch. Thats 6 degrees
right? When we took old best off, TDC seemed to place the mark about
one tooth away from the edge of cover/mark/whatever you line up the
little mark on the Cam pulley on. Anyhow, when we put on new belt, we
moved it 1/2 notch closer, (ie... counter clockwise if looking from
front of engine) to the edge of head. Was this right or did I mess up
cam timing by doing this. I would of loved the low end torque for
plowing through snow banks but now summer is here, and I dont think I
can live with a brick wall at 5k when on the track.
What did I do, which way advances or retards cam timing, how can I
verify if I am off.
BTW, I just arranged to buy an MC motor. Woo Hoo. SHould I put the cam
from it into my motor for the time being ???
"In the confrontation between the stream and the rock,
the stream always wins...
not through strength, but through persistance."