LONG Reply Re: Timing belt preperation

Phil Rose pjrose at frontiernet.net
Thu Mar 13 14:58:42 EST 2003

At 2:09 PM -0500 3/13/03, Peter Schulz wrote:
>Make sure that you set timing before you start and check it after.
>Scott Mockry's website has excellent pictures of the window on the
>flywheel housing ( below the distributor, near the crank case
>breather...I found the mark and painted it with white out to make it
>more legible.  You can typically trust the cam timing mark (dot) on
>the cam sprocket to be correct - DO NOT TRUST The hash mark on cam
>pulley/harmonic balancer.

Pete has itemized many very good tips. The only thing I might add is
with respect to visualizing the timing mark on the flywheel. I
strongly advise spending about $15 for a flexible inspection light
(Sears and Pep Boys has 'em, and Sears is the cheaper of the two,
IIRC). This very handy light will make the timing mark extremely easy
to see. It can be quite difficult to get good illumination down there
otherwise. This light has become an indispensible part of my toolkit.


Phil Rose				Rochester, NY USA
'91 200q	(135 Kmiles, Lago blue)
'91 200q   (58 Kmiles, Tornado red)
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