1989 Ford Mustang Repair Question
I am having trouble setting the time/fuel mixture/ect.
Verify the valve and ignition timing are correct -start here
I am not sure how I would check the valve timing but when I replaced the head gaskets they seem to be functioning correctly. The engine runs fine with ignition timing set between 5 and 20 degrees advance (should be set at 10 degrees) but will not start or if it starts barely runs, but starts up great at 35-45 degrees advance but after a minute of running begins to die out. Also neither setting will run once I put the vehicle in gear.
Did you mark the distributor before you replaced it? If not check the valve timing get someone with experience
yes I marked the distributor and set it back correctly.
When you replaced the headgasket did you put no.1 piston on its compression/TDC and align the cam and crank markings to its position as indicated in the repair manual?
Since everything was already aligned and I didn't remove the cam or change it in any way and I had already verified the timing gear alignment I didn't mess with putting the no.1 cylinder at tdc but I marked all my locations such as the distributor location ect. and put everything back the way it was when I removed the heads. I was having this problem prior to beginning any of the work listed in my first post and all of these steps have been attempts to fix this problem.
Double check valve timing you might be 180deg off
How would I tell for certain if its 180 out? from my understand the cylinder will hit TDC twice per firing cycle (one at 0 and the other at 180).
When the engine no.1 piston is at the compression stroke/TDC the piston should be all the way up and both valves are closed and rotor pointing at no.1 cap tower-
It takes 720degs to complete the firing sequences