Yet another timing related question...

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  1. Cman88

    Cman88 New Member

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    Before anyone asks, yes I searched prior to making this post...

    I wanted to know where the timing mark SHOULD be... I've unplugged the two pin connector (which just had a short pin in it) and hit it with a light... Timing mark (10) shows up in the middle of the marker... Kinda in this little "valley". There is a flat spot towards the right that I call a pointer, and a circle at the far left end. If I set the mark to the pointer (full right) the car runs like ass and has no power. I put it back to where I found it and it runs quite well. Where is the mark supposed to be? In the middle? On the pointer? In the circle?
     
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  2. dragnazz5.0

    dragnazz5.0 My "0" key d0esn't w0rk, s0 I have t0 use the zer0

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    it should be on the pointer at the far right. so if you set it in the middle youre probably running anywhere from 14-16* which is why you think the car runs like ass if you set it at the pointer.
     
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  3. HISSIN50

    HISSIN50 "How long does it take to get help in here? SN Certified Technician

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    And if it runs like poo at what should be a given timing setting, check the balancer for a slipped outer ring (visual inspection or bring it to TDC and note the timing marks).

    Good luck.
     
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  4. Cman88

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    That is what I thought. This sucks. If I set it to where it "should" be, the car has no balls at all. I mean absolutely no power. Put it back and it spins tires out of first gear with half throttle. I guess its time to check for a broken/slipping balancer.
     
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    Alright... A little update with pictures..

    Alright. Here is my indicator.. The mark appears in the middle of the indicator. I just thought I would post a picture for reference..

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    Here is the damper with the pulley removed. I don't see any evidence of it being spun. Am I missing something?

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    And this is the two pin connector that I removed the short pin from in order to set the timing...

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    Working on getting this site added to the list of supported sites. Sorry about the pictures..
     
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    Alright, the pictures work now. I am in the process of changing out the harmonic balancer right now. Just removed the bolt and its soaked in oil. Whats this a sign of?
     
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