When I put my engine #1 cylinder at tdc my dist. Rotor was pointing at the number 8 spark plug on the dist. Cap so I pulled the dist. Out and turned it back a tooth to make it point to #1 and now the engine wont start it just cranks and putters out the exhaust pipe I do not understand what is going on any help would be much appreciated.
THE ONLY OTHER GLITCH YOU MIGHT COULD HAVE---IF IF THE HARMONIC BALANCER HAS SLIPPED (OUTER RING) AND NOW THE TIMING MARKS ARE NOT CALIBRATED TO THE ENGINE.......THIS IS NOT A REAL COMMON THING
February, 17, 2013 AT 6:50 AM
Im still not understanding it very much I have checked everything 5 differant time's and evwerything look's right according to the chilton's and from what I have learned online. Is there anything I can do differantly
February, 17, 2013 AT 7:37 AM
YOU STILL HAVE NOT STATED YOUR ENGINE SIZE
OK----THE CRANK OR HARMONIC BALANCER SHOWS "0" OR "TDC" ----2 TIMES DURING A 4 STROKE CYCLE
ONCE ON THE TOP OF THE EXHAUST STROKE (NOT THE ONE WE WANT)--EXHAUST VALVE IS OPEN--PISTON PUSHES THE AIR IN CYLINDER THRU THE OPEN VALVE...........NO SPIT
AS YOU TURN ONE MORE FULL TURN
BOTH VALVES ARE CLOSED---IT'S COMPRESSING THE AIR IN THE CYLINDER----THE ONLY PLACE AIR CAN GO IS TO "SPIT" OUT AROUND YOUR THUMB (THAT YOU HAVE SHOVED INTO #1 SPARK PLUG HOLE)
WHEN THE "SPIT" IS OVER YOU SHOULD BE ALMOST AT THE "0" OR "TDC" MARK
STOP AT THE MARK!!!THIS IS IT!!!THIS IS WHERE THE #1 SPARK PLUG WILL FIRE
THIS IS WHERE THE POWER STROKE WOULD START
# 1 TOWER (#1 WIRE ON TOWER) IS WHERE THE ROTOR BUTTON SHOULD POINT TO
STOP----EASE AROUND TO THE "0" OR "TDC" MARK----STOP---DO NOT MOVE ENGINE!
INSERT DISTRIBUTOR----POINT ROTOR BUTTON AT #1 WIRE POSITION
USE A RATCHET TO TURN THE MOTOR--NOT THE STARTER----IT'S TOO EZ TO OVERSHOOT THE MARK WITH THE STARTER
THINGS YOU MIGHT MESS UP ONTHINK HARD AND DEEP!
ROTATING ENGINE THE WRONG WAY
MAYBE THE "REAL #1 SPARK PLUG/ CYLINDER" IS NOT THE ONE YOU PULLED OUT???
YOU HAVE NOT MARKED THE MARKS EZ TO SEE---YOU OVERSHOOT THEM
WHEN YOU GET THE "SPIT"THE MARKS ARE LESS THAN 1/2 A TURN AWAY!.....PROBABLY MUCH LESS THAN THAT
YOU ARE NOT POINTING AT #1 WIRE ON THE CAP
YOU ARE NOT PUTTING YOUR WIRES ON THE CAP IN THE RIGHT FIRING ORDER
....................WHEN YOU PUT THEM ON THE CAPTHEY ARE IN THE RIGHT FIRING SEQUENCE----JUST GOING THE WRONG DIRECTION!!!
THINGS THAT COULDA WENT WRONG---WILL NEVER WORK----TILL YOU REPLACE STUFF
HARMONIC BALANCER IS 2 CIRCLES WITH RUBBER SEPARATING THEM----THE INNER "KEYWAY" AND "TIMING MARK" ARE "FACTORY PERFECT" IN ALIGNMENT.........IF THE RUBBER GETS OLD, OR OIL SOAKED----THE TWO CIRCLES COULD SLIP OR MOVETHE MARKS ARE NO LONGER IN "SYNC".....I HAVE NOT SEEN THIS REAL OFTEN
ANOTHER POSSIBILITY IS THE TIMING CHAIN HAS JUMPED COGS---NOW THE CRANK AND CAM ARE NOT IN SYNC---AND WON'T BE UNTIL YOU REPLACE THE SET
YOU SORTA FAILED TO EXPLAIN HOW WE EVEN GOT TO MESSING WITH THE 'STRIBUTOR TO BEGIN WITH???????
THIS MIGHT MAKE ME UNDERSTAND THE DEAL HERE A LITTLE BETTER
OLE DAVID AND CHAD---DO A HECK OF A JAM UP JOB 'SPLAINING THISMAYBE WATCH THEM WITH A MECHANICALLY MINDED PALTHIS MIGHT MAKE THINGS CLICK FASTER
I'M STILL HERELET ME KNOW WHAT YOUR QUESTIONS ARE---MAYBE I CAN RE-WORD MY EXPLANATIONS DIFFERENTLY
KEEP ME INFORMED
February, 17, 2013 AT 4:11 PM
As you didn't list engine size I am assuming this is a 305 V8 i'm sending firing order and pic of dist. The way that you ; may be looking at the position is kinda screwy as the gm series engine actuatlly are timedat about 11: 30 position so if it were advanced a little it may look lke it is firing on #8. If the car runs ok don't worry about it. Youneed to put it back where it was, there may be some gear wear on the dist. What you actually did was retard the dist so it won't fire correctly. It could also be from timing chain wear /stretch.