1. Ensure number one cylinder is at TDC on compression stroke. Install crankshaft sprocket, oil pump drive gear and oil thrower (if removed). Mating marks on crankshaft sprocket must face front and large inner chamfered area of oil pump drive gear must face engine rear.
2. Place timing chain on camshaft sprocket. One silver colored link on chain must be aligned with number two dot on outer camshaft sprocket. The second silver link on chain must align with dot on crankshaft sprocket.
3. Install camshaft sprocket and timing chain. Ensure number two hole on camshaft sprocket is fitted to camshaft knock pin. Install timing chain guide and tension-er on right side of timing chain. Ensure chain guide is installed tight against chain.
4. Install chain guide on left side of timing chain. Adjust the protrusion of chain tension-er and chain guide to zero. To complete installation, reverse removal procedure. With components installed, slowly rotate crankshaft to ensure pistons do not interfere with valves.
The so called silver links could be slightly darker in shade. I they are covered in oil, it would be difficult to distinguish, wipe them clean and dry and you should be able to differentiate.
I could not find any reference on the distributor installation but what you have would mean the distributor is 180 degrees off. Before you do anything, ensure the number four cylinder valve are overlapped.
TDC can mean beginning of compression or intake stroke.
If markings are correct and distributor needs to be reinstalled, pull it out. There is a punxh mark on the distributor end gear. On housing there is a detent or triangular arrow mark. Match the two points and you have the rotor at number one firing position. Plug distributor in, remember to note the position of the holding bolt. The rotor would turn slightly when it goes in due to the gear sliding in.
With number one cylinder at TDC on compression stroke.
Wednesday, October 10th, 2012 AT 12:18 PM