Engine Mechanical problem
1992 Suzuki Sidekick 4 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 110, 00 miles
I rebuilt my engine. I had NAPA rebuilt the head. After putting it together, I put on timing belt and made sure the alignment marks on the Crank shaft and CAM shaft are aligned. I go to TDC and adjust 1, 2, 5, 7. Then I rotate 360 on the Crank shaft to adjust 3, 4, 6, 8 valves. All according to shop manual. But I notice that number 7 has a large gap (approx 1/2 inch) between rocker arm and valve I can move the rocker arm that much. After adjusting 3, 4, 6, 8, I rotate again to TDC, now valve 2 has the large gap. And offcourse engine wont run. I know its not a good idea, but I can get it started by changing the distributor position approx. 90 degrees and I get a lot of black smoke, and the engine sounds like a train. I know the sound is the rocker arms (that 1/2 inch gap). My question is where did I go wrong. I set everything at TDC, Crank shaft, CAM shaft, Distributor rotor. I set everything according to the book, Yet every thing seems to be off. Please help.
Sunday, August 29th, 2010 AT 2:29 AM