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Timing belt ??

While replacing my water pump, I thought I would install a new timing belt (had to remove it anyway). I was never too thrilled about the inpreciseness (is that a word?) of the timing marks on the crank and cam. Is there anyway to make them more precise? When all was said and done, I'll have to adjust it again as it isn't running as well as it did before I started messing with it. Any ideas?

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Re: Timing belt ??

According to the "green hymnal" (1988 printing), the marks are pretty straightforward. Page 3-49 sez, loosen all the valve adjusting screws, turn the camshaft clockwise until the timing mark and the "V" mark on the rear metal belt cover match. Then do the same on the crankshaft so the crankshaft key lines up with the arrow on the oil pump casing. The tricky part is, when putting the timing belt on, allow NO SLACK on the left side of the belt (the side opposite of the tensioner mechanism) while installing and tensioning the belt.

Naturally, you'll need to reset the Valve Lash (those pesky nuts that you had to loosen to get the cam to turn freely) as specified for a '88 8-valve G13A (yours may differ):

intake - .13-.17 mm or .0051-.0067 inch COLD engine
exhaust - .16-.20 mm or .0063-.0079 inch COLD engine

It goes on to explain exactly which valve is which and where to turn the Crankshaft-Cam to in order to properly position the valves for adjustment on page 3-54.

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Re: Timing belt ??

Did you use a timing light to check the timing? You may have skiped a tooth or maybe the tentioner is too loose/tight. The manual is kinna goofey on that one.. They say to let it freewheel, turn the crank once and then tighten the tentioner. Seems loose to me...

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Thanks Ackd & Nowhere.... I have the FSM as well. Today I checked the ignition timing and was dead on at 8 degrees (this is what the 1.6 calls for). There was a strange hissing as it idled and I tracked it down to rubber vaccume port plugs that had deteriorated and caused a vaccume leak. Now it's purring pretty! I usually assume the worst as I found that I usually learn by repetition. I'm so glad I don't have to do it again!
Sometimes I get lost with the FSM and hence I use the dreaded Haynes and Chilton's as supplements. In concert, they give a pretty clear picture of what should be happening. Sometimes I still get lost....
Thanks for the offer..... Now if I could only find in the Green Hymnal, Armaments, vs. 1-5, no, 3......... Maybe I could use the Holy Hand Grenade to rid they rest of the gremlins?......

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Re: Timing belt ??

You could get that rocket/explosion guy to blow some stuff up. ehhehe, that guy is cool.. The nights that say neet would not help tho.... hmmmm, maybe the old hag that beats the cats.......

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