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Old 05-04-2009, 08:03 PM   #1
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Default I am a little lost. Maybe timing issue

Well I am a little paranoided as well. I had to get the head resurfaced because I overheated and the head gasket blew and it was just a mess. Anyways I put everything back together and the car started right up. It did start to idle like I had aftermarket cams. I would drive it and it was fine til I would put it into idle to come to a stop and the car would shut off. I didn't do it everytime either. So I get the timing light to look and my timing is way off. Like -10 degrees. I should let you know that I am using the voodo box for now and the timing plate it comes with is suppose to bring it back -6. So I take out my new plugs to see how they look and this is what I see
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After playing with the timing plate and doing a little seaching and reading on this forum I am thinking that I could be a tooth off. But now when I just took everything off this is what I see
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What do you guys think?
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:36 PM   #2
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use a square to see if the top cam sprocket marks are straight up and down. Every time I question it and shift one tooth either way, the truth reveals itself.

Also, do yourself a favor and chop the front of the valve cover off, and mark the accessory pully so you can do this **** on the fly, without grabbing the wrenches.
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How much was the head decked?

Wayyyyyyy too much????
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I am no sure how much they shaved down but I looked n I still had some to go.
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Old 05-05-2009, 11:50 PM   #5
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Last guy (last week) that had his cam gears like that was a tooth off. It looks like if you got the intake right on the mark, then the exhaust would be a full tooth off.

But do what hustler said first...judging by eyes sucks -especially in timing belts-. Get the right tool, and square it up.
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