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adjustable timing pointer

i've determined TDC with the tool iput in #1 plug hole and have marked ballincer. i have an adjustable timing pointer. how do ibe sure that the pointer is in right spot?

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i've determined TDC with the tool iput in #1 plug hole and have marked ballincer. i have an adjustable timing pointer. how do ibe sure that the pointer is in right spot?
If you have it on #1 compression stroke, #1 piston TDC. Did you use the adjustable timing pointer as your guide in remarking the balancer? Just line up the zero on your timing pointer with the mark on the balancer.
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i just mesured the center of both marks and marked the center. how do i be sure that the ballencer is exactly where it needs to be at TDC and then adjust the pointer
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i just mesured the center of both marks and marked the center. how do i be sure that the ballencer is exactly where it needs to be at TDC and then adjust the pointer
Remove your TDC checker and put the piston at it's TDC. This is where you want to line up the zero on the timing pointer with the mark on the balancer.
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i can move the crank 1/2" either direction andstill be at top
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i can move the crank 1/2" either direction andstill be at top
You have a worn out timing chain and gears. Get a new set installed and recheck your TDC mark on the balancer with your checker.

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Timing chain or gears have nothing to do with piston TDC.
If you can move the crank 1/2" either way and still be at TDC, then you've got some really loose bearings, or your idea of a TDC checker is not the same as mine.

If you've located TDC with your TDC checker, you can either mark your balancer to coorespond to 0 on you timing tab, or you can move the adjustable tab to match the mark on the balancer.
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Timing chain or gears have nothing to do with piston TDC.
If you can move the crank 1/2" either way and still be at TDC, then you've got some really loose bearings, or your idea of a TDC checker is not the same as mine.

If you've located TDC with your TDC checker, you can either mark your balancer to coorespond to 0 on you timing tab, or you can move the adjustable tab to match the mark on the balancer.
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I know the timing chain and gears have nothing to do with TDC. He is a new member here, and all I was doing is trying to get more information out of him, as to what is his problem. Also to assure him what he is doing to check TDC is correct. As it turns out his confusion comes from the worn out timing components.

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Sorry, I didn't mean to step on any toes.
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