1984 honda civic crx, 1500 engine with carburator, engine ID ew1, 178,000 miles. After I replaced the head gasket, I adjusted the timing but found that the distributor was set almost all the way to the left (advance). Normally, it should be set somewhere in the middle of the slot. With this setting (advance) the car wouldn't start. When I set the pully at TDC it corresponds with cam sprocket mark indicating the timing belt was installed correctly - I think it was. I eyeballed the timing and the car ran ok but at the end of the day it wouldn't start without moving the distributor. What can I do to move the timing to its normal specifications. Thanks!
Friday, May 26th, 2006 AT 4:08 PM