I hope this is the write window to use. I had the question for this topic. I found out it is close to top dead center for the no 1 piston. I had some help from a mechanic who saw me working nearby on the car. It turns out the two small bolts that keep the harmonic balancer, or crankshaft pulley wheel bolted on to the crankshaft timing hub (probably wrong word for it) were missing, so the outer part of the harmonic balancer would just spin and spin, (when trying to unbolt the main crankshaft pulley bolt), making the outer crankshaft timing mark useless. The mechanic, said to use the inner marks, so I did and they look pretty good. One cam wheel was off one tooth. It has been noisy, but seemed to have a lot of power. This explains why the marks were
so far off. I do not know for sure if it is at top dead center, but it is (will be) lined up for something where all the wheels will match up to where they should be.
It should run right, but I could still use any advice as I'll be putting it back together real soon. Thanks, I really appreciate it and did send a donation. Thanks, John.
Friday, July 18th, 2008 AT 6:28 PM