Re: no start after timing chain
Simple little trick - if it's difficult to get to number 1 -
The cylinder directly across the cap comes up to TDC at exactly
the same time. Pull that one and proceed, just remember it's
You can use that cylinder for your timing light if it's easier
And - popular belief is when the timing marks on the gears
are aligned (close together) it's on #1's compression stroke
- no! At that point it's on the backside of the cam, overlap,
For every one turn on the cam gear, the crank gear turns
Another easy way - align the mark on the pully to what it should
be timed to, like 6 or 8. Wire the cap with number #1 wire
directly over the rotor.
You have a 50/50 chance of being right or 180 out.
If it backfires and flashes back when you try to start it,
simply move each plug wire to the position directly across
the cap, one at a time. Now it's right.
Books show #1 in a certain position on the cap, like toward
the valve cover etc, but it makes no difference which
terminal you use as #1, as long as the rotor agrees.