Engine Timing Question ?
My X developed the timing chain whine so I decided to try and do the job myself. Everything went fairly smooth. However, I am running into a problem i think. I have all the timing components back together and tried to crank a few times to see if everything is in check. I marked the chain at each cam and at the crank when the motor was at TDC. When i rotated the crank around a few times and reset to TDC, my marks on the chain are all a tooth behind but both cam and crank sprockets are in the correct position for TDC. I also put a long screwdriver in cylinder one to make sure its not 180 out. As I rotate the crank past TDC the screwdriver peaks and goes back down. Is it possible that the links will not line up everytime even though the cams and crank are correctly timed?
Edit: I answered my question. I rotated the crank counter clockwise several turns and the marks on the chain finally met on TDC. I read that it all depends on the number of links on a chain and this will cause it not to match after rotating clockwise for many turns.
Last edited by schaaaaaad; 05-14-2016 at 10:46 PM.