I just put in a new timing belt, guide pulley, tensioner pully and tensioner guide pulley. The engine has lost power and as the timing was reading 15 - 20 degress, I renewed timing belt as it hadn't been done on the vehicle since I had it. I put all timing marks as they were for the camshaft sprockets. However to do this, the right one was sitting in the middle of the stroke, but the left sat nicely at the end of the stroke. I adjusted the crankshaft sproket slightly as it was not aligning with timing mark. All back together and the timing is now 10 - 15 degress. There are only 3 high tension leads, and 3 coils. So I would have expected that the stroke alignment on both camshafts would be in the same position. So this is the question, should the cams be aligned exactly as the spark fires at the same time? Or should they be slightly out of alignment?
Friday, December 30th, 2011 AT 12:40 AM