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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-07-2004, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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timing and back firing

hi there

i'm getting to start my 258 back up after about 2 years of sitting idle.

i pumped some oil up in to the engine by taking out the distrubutor and using an electric drill and straight slot screw driver. i then poured a wee bit o' gas in the carburator...needless to say the engine didn't start. i need to redo the timing.

my question though is could the lack of proper timing cause the engine to backfire up through the carb or was that because i poured gas down it?

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Re: timing and back firing

Timing most likely. Mine backfired like a cannon when the timing was 180 out. Made my help have to check his pants since he was under the hood. I told him not to stand there.
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Re: timing and back firing

I second the 180* out causing backfire through the carb. Double-check your timing then triple-check it.

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Re: timing and back firing

I guess I'm slow. I double checked, then had a "mechanic" friend do the triple check. After his second, making it the quadruple check, we discovered it was 180 out. The wife always said I was hard headed.
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Re: timing and back firing

Do a search for TDC and/or distributor installation, maybe even "where should #1 be"....

It's all been covered a few times in the last few months for different motors, but they are all the same in that aspect.

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