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Old 07-26-2007, 04:56 AM   #1
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Kinda arguing with my cousin on this...Hes a muscle car guy. But anywho, once the Timing belt is on and everything is on TDC, or even as your car sits, Is there anything that someone can do to reset the timing to base timing, besides using a timing light or anything to move it to 10 degrees, But I mean, reset it to be at 10 degrees?

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ya you get your timing belt on right ... and that is very very important! 19 teeth should be between the cam pulleys and the cams need to be turned to the perfect angle or your car will run like crap. Once that is installed correctly, you can adjust the base timing by rotating the CAS at the back of the engine. It basically acts like the distributor on an engine if that helps. And yes you absolutely need a light to set the timing
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Slidin where do you come up with these questions you can't be serius can you? As far as i know there is no car whatsoever you dont have to use a light or something of the sort to time it with, even a Chevy, Ford, Mopar 8 cylinder etc. comeon now man. a light is what like 20$ beats a toasted motor anyday.
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ya you get your timing belt on right ... and that is very very important! 19 teeth should be between the cam pulleys and the cams need to be turned to the perfect angle or your car will run like crap. Once that is installed correctly, you can adjust the base timing by rotating the CAS at the back of the engine. It basically acts like the distributor on an engine if that helps. And yes you absolutely need a light to set the timing

Slidin where do you come up with these questions you can't be serius can you? As far as i know there is no car whatsoever you dont have to use a light or something of the sort to time it with, even a Chevy, Ford, Mopar 8 cylinder etc. comeon now man. a light is what like 20$ beats a toasted motor anyday.
Haha. no,me and my cousin were argueing. And he doesnt undersstand that there IS NO DISTRIBUTOR. And that the CAS is what you turn for the timing. Haha. But I dont crae, I won ten bucks Yeeee
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But there's a high chance that when you do put eveything back, the CAS will have to be rotated the ensure the ignition timing is set correctly. but the cam timing can't.

btw, stop intermixing the two.

the timing belt ensures the cam timing is correct. It will be set one way, and one way only. You align #1 to TDC and set the correct positions on the cams, so it always comes back to the same spot. Once tensioned, that can't be changed.

However, you keep refering the "base" timing, which is what I assume the 10 advance at idle from the factory. Which you absolutely have to do something extra to set and ensure it's still set correctly. If the CAS is turned you could be at 24 idle with GND and TEN jumped. The ECU has no idea if it is or not, and even a simple timing belt change might require rotating the CAS again.
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But there's a high chance that when you do put eveything back, the CAS will have to be rotated the ensure the ignition timing is set correctly. but the cam timing can't.
and that is exactly the function of adjustable cam gears.
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Hey, how do you make that degree symbol?
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Hey, how do you make that degree symbol?
Wait. i dont know either : /
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I am sure there are more ways than one but...

hold down alt key then type 167 then release alt key and you will get

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its actually alt + 0176....

at least that what my signature over at m.net tells me :gay:

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or you can just do it the easy way and type 10* and everyone knows what you mean

edit: we need a :wink: smiley, i like those things
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