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Old 05-28-2002, 10:42 PM
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You definetely don't want to ding a valve on a piston cause then you have to tear into the motor. Just take the time to take the cover off and inspect the installation. After that, you can check the distributor. But make sure the cam is right. If thats not the case than you are many degrees off timing. I replaced the distributor and didn't have it right (60 degrees retarded) and I thought I just didn't have any fuel until I looked at the timing light and wasn't even able to see my paint mark on the balancer. If its not the cam, turn the distributor a few notches one way or the other until it starts and you can see how close you are with then timing light. Its good to have someone to help crank and give the motor gas so that you can see the timing without actually starting the motor. Just give it a few cranks so that you can see if you're close or not. Good luck
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