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#1 dragonwingsubaru

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Posted 18 February 2005 - 09:06 PM

well today i went out to ckeck out how my timing was set since i have been noticeing that my 85 is lacking some power and when i got #1 to TDC and checked the dist instead of it pointing to 1 it was pointing a complete 180 degree turn from it to #2 now when i took it out and set it to # 1 the car wouldnt start at all, but when i set it back to the #2 it would crank back up again. i got it idleing somewhat smooth at about 1k rpm's, but i can hear a little miss when its runnign though, but it just lacks the power when i give it gas and i kinda notice a muffled ticking kinda sound, and not the ticking sound i usually hear from a soob. could it be that the timing belts are set wrong? what direction are both of the little dots supposed to face? is it both up or 1 up and 1 down? and help would be appreciated i really dont wanna go through pulling the cover off if i dont really have to but i may need to.

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Posted 18 February 2005 - 09:17 PM

DId you time it?

#3 iluvdrt

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Posted 18 February 2005 - 09:18 PM

LOL, you had it TDC on number 4, 180 degrees out. The best way to find TDC for #1 is to pull the 1 spark plug out and put your finger in the hole. Crank the engine over and when your finger squirts out you know it is on the compression stroke. Your distributor should be facing the #1 plug wire, and your flywheel should say 0.

Of course it could have jumped time as well on the ca,m shaft that runs the dizzy(driverside)

#4 MudisFun

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Posted 18 February 2005 - 09:29 PM

Yep, one dot up and one dot down. The crank dot should match up with either one cam shaft.

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#5 dragonwingsubaru

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Posted 18 February 2005 - 09:31 PM

ok maybe i didnt make much sense there i do that sometimes lol, i did the finger thing and got it tdc and made sure the mark on the flywheel was at 0 and the # 1 piston was all the way to the top when it was, and maybe i missaid the 180 degree thing looking at the crappy haynes manual it shows the one opposite #1 is #2 on the disty. and no i didnt time it myself the previous owner had done it not even 5 k ago so i didnt mess with that stuff. so anyone know which direction those cam? dots are supposed to face?

#6 dragonwingsubaru

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Posted 18 February 2005 - 09:38 PM

ok 1 up an d1 down now i really gotta say that the haynes manual sucks since it shows both dots are supposed to face up, i just always doubt those books thats why i ask the experts

#7 iluvdrt

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Posted 18 February 2005 - 09:54 PM

I think at #1 tdc the passenger side is up and the driver is down.

#8 Marck

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Posted 18 February 2005 - 11:03 PM

To find TDC on number 1:
Set flywheel to 0 degrees mark. Take off distributor cap. If the arrow on the rotor is pointing to the number 1 spark plug wire plug on distributor cap then it is on TDC for number 1 cylinder. If not, then turn flywheel a full 360 degrees until it reaches the zero mark again. The rotor should now be pointing to the number 1 cylinder spark plug wire plug. Don't forget to put the distributor cap back on.

#9 dragonwingsubaru

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 09:45 AM

ok ill try that and see what it shows then, maybe im doing tdc wrong isnt it when the #1 is at the top of its compression stroke?

#10 Marck

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 12:50 PM

ok ill try that and see what it shows then, maybe im doing tdc wrong isnt it when the #1 is at the top of its compression stroke?


Right. But it is easy to get #1 Piston at compression stroke confused with #1 piston at exhaust stroke.

#11 dragonwingsubaru

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Posted 19 February 2005 - 10:35 PM

well i didnt have a chance t day to check that stuff otu but i did take it out to do a few errands today, just a short run 50 miles or so lol. and noticed that when i pushed my foot down far enough on the gas to open the 2nd barrel of the carb it seemed to pickup quite a bit. im kinda wondering if all my probs are more related to a partially clogged injector than the timing.




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