Re: can someone walk me thru doing the timing (s4ILoveYou)
here ya go. take out the timing plug on the trans. rotate till you see the TDC marks, check on the timing belt side to wee if the crank sprocket lines up with the timing cover, just like on the 8v. here is where its a little different. since the 16vs only use the intermediate shaft to run the oil pump you really don't have to worry about lining it up like on the 8v. you got to make sure the timing mark on the cam sprocket lines up with the mark on the valve cover. it's in a straight up and down position. pop off the dis cap to see where the rotor is pointing. if it's already timed to 6* it should be just before the line mark on the edge of the dist. *note to self* 16v's rotors rotate in a counter clockwise rotation. not clockwise as they do on 8v's. i've had numerous customers come in with their 16v's running like crap due to the fact that they put new wires on and put them 1-3-4-2 clockwise like an 8v. if you take your wires off they go 1-3-4-2 but counter clockwise. so in a nut shell, check marks in the bellhousing and timing belt side just like the 8v's, check the cam sprocket and valve cover alignment, check the rotor and dist to see if they line up. if you have to adjust timing, it's pretty much the same as an 8v, but you have two 10mm bolts to loosen instead on one 13mm. hope this helps, later
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