Failed emissions due to timing? Can it be?
pjrose at frontiernet.net
Thu Apr 8 10:11:04 EDT 2004
At 7:04 AM -0400 4/8/04, Alan Cordeiro wrote:
> you still end up aligning
>the timing marks on the CAMSHAFT pully to the (rusty, almost invisible)
timing mark on the flywheel.
I'll repeat (again) my advice to all timing-belt DIYers: invest about
15-20 bucks in a high-intensity flexible-shaft inspection light.
Sears sells one; and the one I have (from Pep Boys) is called
"Sidewinder". It has a bare, focused mini-bulb at the tip of a 12"
flexible extension (making the total length, including the battery
grip, about 18"). With this tool you can easily place a tightly
focused source of light right _inside_ the flywheel opening. Then you
will find that the flywheel marks are anything but "almost
invisible"--they become very easy to see. A regular flashlight or
worklight is not nearly as effective as it tends to cast shadows
and/or reflect stray light back into your eyes. Once I started using
this device I wondered how I ever did without it.
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