Timing belt job and missing clip for crosspipe to intercooler

Bernie Benz b.benz at charter.net
Tue Nov 25 11:17:39 EST 2003

> From: Eric_R_Kissell at whirlpool.com
>>> From: Eric_R_Kissell at whirlpool.com
>>> 3. I cannot find any mark on the flywheel associated with TDC
>>> Can anyone comment as to why I cannot see a mark on the flywheel? I
> slowly
>>> turned the engine and looked at an entire rotation of the flywheel but I
>>> could not find a mark anywhere.  I put it back together in the same spot
>>> that I found it set, but I would really like to know that the flywheel
> is
>>> in the right location.
> Bernie Benz <b.benz at charter.net> responded:
>> A more considered method might have been to locate both the cam and crank
>> timing marks before removing the old belt.
>> It's there, juat a single rusty scribed line.
> That is exactly what I did. Before removing the belt I found TDC using a
> piece of dowel in the spark plug hole and the cam timing mark. Then I spent
> some time looking at the flywheel for the mark in the vicinity of what I
> had determined to be TDC but I could not see the mark on the flywheel. I
> will go back a take another look.
With the cam sprocket timing mark right on, the flywheel mark should also
have been within +/- 0.1", easy to find with a little scraping and marking,
like rub a piece of chalk over the area to accent the scribe mark.  The
spark plug trick will only get you within +/-10 degrees of TDC as you are on
the flat top of the sine function, not worth the effort if you have the TB
cover off.

>> FYI, I'll fwd to you my distributor alignment procedure.
> Thanks for the procedure. The mark on the distributor looked to line up
> pretty well when I aligned the cam gear mark. I have a brass gear to put in
> the distributor as preventive maintenance, which will force realignment
> then.
> Eric Kissell
> 1991 200q 20v Avant, Koni Sports (yellow), eBay Surprise
> 1989 200q 10v Avant, Boge Turbogas, 1.8 Bar (qlcc)
> 1986 5000cstq Sedan, Bilsteins, 1.8 Bar (SJM)

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