Hi everybody, finally i am finishing the engine head gasket labor, want to know the #6 TDC is properly set before attaching camshaft chain.
I did the following:
- both #1 and #6 cyl at top, but not sure how top they are, just set them matching the block surface before head drop.
- i rechecked with a screwdriver through spark plug holes and #1 y 6 are on top
- distributor is pointing #6, but in my car, don’t know why the #1 (opposite) is pointing to the water pump, instead of the engine block as it should (i think).
- then i wanted to check with the pulley mark, and it’s around 12BTDC.
here is a pic (sorry for the quality):
And here come the questions (remember head removed, camshaft removed):
is that right pointing there?
As far as i rode through the whole forum, the distributor position doesn’t matter as long as it points to #6 cable at #6 TDC, when doing ignition timing, right?
Also, if both #6 and #1 at TDC, if i place the camshaft with the jag tool, and the little notch at 90º, that position will become the TDC for the #6 no matter what, right?
How much should i move the crankshaft, to which side or is there a reference with a screwdriver i should follow or trust the pulley mark and point it to 0º??
Want’t to be super sure i am at right TDC, so i can connect the camshaft chain, and then complete the head work so i can start the jag again.
Thanks a lot!!