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05-23-03, 07:54 PM   #1  
tdc locator

Does anyone know how to use this tool correctly and tell me how.

I have one of those chrome covers with a universal timing pointer that isn't correct for my engine and I want to use a timing tape to be sure.

 
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05-23-03, 09:31 PM   #2  
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You can locate TDC on any engine with a piston stop. Is this the type of TDC finder you have? If so, follow directions below:

1. Remove all spark plugs.

2. Install piston stop in #1 cyl.

3. Turn crankshaft CLOCKWISE until #1 piston hits the piston stop.

4. Make a mark on the "TDC" mark of the timing tab. Make a corresponding mark on the harmonic balancer.

5. Turn the crankshaft COUNTER clockwise until the piston hits the stop.

6. Make a second mark on the balancer corresponding to TDC mark on the balancer.

7. Measure the distance between the 2 marks on the balancer. TDC is exactly between the 2 marks.

8. Scribe a TDC mark on the balancer.

9. Remove piston stop.

 
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05-24-03, 07:20 AM   #3  
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What's the brand and part # of this tool? Sounds good for setting timing marks.

 
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05-25-03, 10:23 PM   #4  
thanks knuckles

the part no# is 778-66792 from jegs their number is 1-800-345-4545 it's about 12 bucks

Hey knuckles, thats what I thought to do with it but I should have said also how do you know how far to adjust the center bolt of the tool. ?

 
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02-27-04, 01:04 PM   #5  
I have the tool but i don't know how far down to screw the center pin,now what?

 
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02-27-04, 01:17 PM   #6  
Screw it out far enough so it contacts the piston. Then lock it, it really dosen't matter aslong as it stays in the same exact spot when you turn the crank in both directions.

 
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