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12A timing mark problems

 
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TeamCF



Joined: 03 Apr 2007
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Location: Sandy, OR

PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 8:27 pm    Post subject: 12A timing mark problems Reply with quote

I recently started bringing a 1982 GSL back to life for RallyCross.

I have done all the normal replacement of "tune up" parts. cap, rotor, wires, plugs. ect...

Upon checking the timing I find the timing marks are 90 degrees from the area they should be in. I'm following all the manuals instructions. (it's a cheapo Haynes, but I would hope timing checks would be right)

Could this be a blunder on the part of the previous owner?
Like coils switched, pulley bolted on wrong?

I tried to adjust the timing but if I turn it so the marks head for the pin, the engine gets very unhappy. I pretty much knew THAT much off was not gonna be cured by distributor twisting. But I figured I'd give it a try.

It runs really good (but won't pass DEQ), only an occasional misfire, proly should have new coils as well. But I just wanted to check everything I could while I wait for more parts. And wait for the $$$ to get the tranny into Pineapple for new bearings.

The marks are showing up on the drivers (left) side of the engine BTW.

Thanks in advance for any answers. Smile
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TeamCF



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Location: Sandy, OR

PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well the coils are all correct. I found the wiring diagram I needed.
I figured it most likely would not run if they were wrong anyway, but being relatively new to these engines I had to be sure.

So, as there are four bolts holding the pulley on, some genius must have bolted it on 90 degrees off. Rolling Eyes
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