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Where's my timing marks???

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mudbog42, Nov 27, 2006.

  1. mudbog42

    mudbog42 1/2 ton status

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    How can I time my truck if I don't have any timing marks?:dunno: Looked all over and don't see them anywhere. Timed it by ear yesterday but don't know how far off it is without doing it properly

    Any suggestions?:ears:
     
  2. cj7jeep81

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    Are you talking about the mark on the dampener, or the timing tab? If its the tab, you can buy aftermarket ones at autozone that just bolt onto your timing cover. They're in the performance section, with all the other chrome crap.
     
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    The one that supposed to be on the dampener
     
  4. randy88k5

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    The one on the harmonic balancer is like 1/16" deep groove. It will be on there. Make sure the timing light is on #1 cylinder, and if the light has a timing advance settting that it is set back at 0*.

    It is advisable to mark it with a bright mark (I use eyeliner pencils) to make it easier to see.
     
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    I have a high end super bright timing light that illuminates the lines on the harmonic balance very well. Before I got that I would paint the line with white-out.
    -Harrison
     

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