[V8] Timing Belt Saga 2

Kneale Brownson kneale at coslink.net
Wed Sep 7 15:07:00 EDT 2005

Since the distributors have to come off anyway to attach the locking
plates,  (remember, this is a new experience for me), it looks as though I
need to remove the plug wires to get to the little bolts that hold on the
distributor covers.  I recall folks having problems with getting the right
plug wires back on, so I guess that explains why they took 'em off in the
first place, eh?  

I'll forego the valve cover procedure for now, I guess.  As I understand
it, the locking plates only go on if the alignment is correct???

At 11:22 AM 9/7/2005 -0700, Buchholz, Steven wrote:
>... talk about doing unnecessary work.  I suppose that you could verify
>the condition of the chains ... 
>I'd say pull the dizzies and see if the lock plates engage ... if they
>don't spin the crank and try again ... 
>Steve B
>San Jose, CA (USA)
>> To be absolutely sure, take off either valve cover and look at the
>> for the timing chains. match up the dots to the inside.
>> Kneale Brownson wrote:
>> >How do I determine TDC on the V8?  I've got my wood dowel in Cylinder
>#1 at
>> >its highest point, but how do I determine whether I'm on the
>> >stroke or on the exhaust stroke?  I don't see any bellhousing window
>> >check for a flywheel mark.
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