Fordmods Logo

Timing Mark 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 7 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: Timing Mark
Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 7:04 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 254

Joined: 14th Mar 2005

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: EF II XR6

Location: Tamworth
NSW, Australia

I'm in the process of doing my head gasket at the moment and i went to turn the crankshaft pulley to top dead centre, but quickly realised that the timing mark is missing.

Sso how do i now find out where TDC is?

I saw the notch on the cam sprocket, but the manual said that that can be up to 3mm above the head at TDC, so if it can be anywhere in that range from 0-3mm, how do i know exactly where TDC is?

 

_________________

Who needs an XR6 when you've got a corolla wagon :sad:

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:24 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 31

Posts: 3893

Joined: 15th Nov 2004

Gallery: 24 images

Ride: BF MKII V8 Fairmont Ghia

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

i doubt the timing mark is missing? maybe its very faint or hard to see but it would be there.

 

_________________

2007 Steel BF Ghia MKII V8 - 19" GTP's + Superlows

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:30 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 254

Joined: 14th Mar 2005

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: EF II XR6

Location: Tamworth
NSW, Australia

no the piece of metal that has the timing mark on it has snapped off, i found the lines along which it fractured

 

_________________

Who needs an XR6 when you've got a corolla wagon :sad:

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:50 pm 
Site Admin
Offline
User avatar

Age: 34

Posts: 8831

Joined: 18th Dec 2002

Gallery: 6 images

Ride: AUII V8 LTD

Power: 270 rwkw

Location: Sydney
NSW, Australia

Ouch, any other damage to the timing cover?

Just ensure that the mark on the front of the EF is 0*, and not 10*BTDC. Ford varied their markings from EA-AU with changes to ign systems and timing covers. Can never go wrong with a screwdriver down #1 spark plug hole ;)

 

_________________

WAG363: AUII LTD Supercharged 363 Dart Stroker [Supercharged 363 LTD Build]
WAGGIN: 2012 Volkswagen Passat Wagon - V6 4Motion.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 3:52 pm 
Oompa Loompa
Offline

Age: 32

Posts: 45

Joined: 15th Oct 2005

Ride: EA Fairmont

Location: Palmerston North
New Zealand

if you are replacing the head gasket you have to take of the rocker cover. After you have taken off the rocker cover turn the crank pulley clockwise (when facing it) when both the intake and exhaust rockers on number 1 cylinder are free to move and the timing mark on the crank pulley is at the top end you have found top dead centre. if you are still unsure remove the number 1 spark plug and put a long piece of wire in the plug hole to check if the piston is at the top. You cant go wrong

 

_________________

I caught you a delicious bass

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 5:59 pm 
Smokin em up
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 254

Joined: 14th Mar 2005

Gallery: 3 images

Ride: EF II XR6

Location: Tamworth
NSW, Australia

yeah i didi it buy putting a screwdriver down the #1 spark plug hole, and estimating where the mark on teh non exsistant marker would be.

There is a nice square in the tinming cover where the arm with the mark should be

 

_________________

Who needs an XR6 when you've got a corolla wagon :sad:

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 12:51 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 39

Posts: 1807

Joined: 6th Feb 2006

Location: CENTRAL
VIC, Australia

I found this to be the easiest and most accurite way to find true tdc. using a degree wheel on the end of the crank and a stopper in your number 1 plug hole, turn the crank all the way clockwise till the piston rests on the stopper mark the wheel then turn anitclockwise till the piston rests on the stopper mark it again, remove the stopper and exactly halfway between the too marks on the degree wheel is tdc. you may need to fix a small peice of wire to the block or timing cover to use as a reference point so as you can get the marks on the degree wheel acurite, you can also use the stopper method without a degree wheel to make sure the mark on the harmonic balancer is true tdc
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 7 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 32 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:21 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names