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Urgent help needed:timing!

Ok, this is what is going on. I think my timing is 180 degrees off and I have the plug wires reversed. Hint: distrib cap to spark wire config now: 1:2, 2:4, 3:1, 4:3. Distrib cap to spark plug. If the cam is 180 off and the wires are screwey like this, is it possible to have a working truck!??!?!?!!??! I did change the timing belt a while back but did not change the wires or adjust anything like that..?!!? Help me!!!!!!!! Am I wrong/ having a bad day? Please explain this to me..
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Re: Urgent help needed:timing!

Thought the same thing on my 1.6L 16valve. Brent at Trail Tough filled me in on it though.
The timing marks are set for #4 Cylinder on this engine, may be the same way for you. He
says it's in the book but I'll be danged if I can find it in my Haynes Manual.

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Re: Urgent help needed:timing!

But the wire #'s on the distrib do not comply with the # of cylinder they go to... like #1 distrib goes to #2 cylinder! The firing order matches the distrib cap numbers. The #'s were all taken out of my haynes manual too.. Thanks fer the info, looking for more posts! Lemme know!! I don't want to kill'er! If the timing was 180 off, could the wires be wired in a way to have the zook run? I am thinking yes...

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I agree with DocZukin. I just replaced my water pump and timing belt on my 1.3l. I thought my timing was off 180 degrees to but I called around and the timing marks are set for the forth cyl. not the first as I had thought. I wouldn't worry to much I don't think your zuk could go that fast with a dead cyl.

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Thanks all.. I'm going to resume adjusting the valves tommrow. I'll just find the area when the rockers are loose then measure for tollerances and adjust'em.... The wires really threw me off..

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Re: Urgent help needed:timing!

hey nowhere!! i had the same problem with the haynes manual. the pics are 180 degrees off the instructions!! if you point the marks on the cam & the crank at each other you can adjust from # 1 per the instructions. good luck!!
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Re: Urgent help needed:timing!

ahhahahah, dumb arse haynes! Are you per chance going to zuhuarrie?

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I did this once I broke the timing belt when installing the new one I lined up the timing marks on the cam sprocket and crank sprocket as it turned out that put #4 at tdc on the fire stroke not #1 so to temparily fix the problem I put the wires on 180 degrees off so it would fire on the right cylinder later I re did the timing belt settings another possibility would be someone pulled the distributer and rotated the drive gear 90,180,270 degrees and compensated by moving the wires

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Re: Urgent help needed:timing!

I did the same when I rebuilt my engine. If you follow haynes it will f it up. Take the cam sprocket mark and turn it so it's at the bottom. Make sure the #1 cylinder is at T.D.C. . Line the marks up and slip the belt on. Everything else is just as it's read. Brad.

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Thanks all..

Thanks goes out to all.. I have left the wires and the timing belt alone, gaped the valves, everything worked a-ok. I did not notice any power increase/decrease, but she runs a little smoother (I also replaced the pcv valve).
Hope to see all @ uhuarie

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