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2010-12-13 15:57:49
What Is The Easiest Way To Put My B13 In Timing Without Removing Puling The Motor Out
i just realized my b13 is way off timing . but i dont wanna remove the motor from the car . any way i can put it in timing without pulling the motor

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Replaced it and put everything back in order . My battery took a chyt so im charging it as of right now .

The timing chain was spinning on the cam ( exhaust side cam )
2010-12-13 16:05:34
If I remember right, it involved unplugging the TPS then revving the engine over 3000 RPM 3 times in a row (inside of some set amount of time).

Correct me if I'm wrong anyone.
2010-12-13 16:07:52
my car wont even start its so off in timing
2010-12-13 16:22:36
so your chain is way off?
2010-12-13 16:24:18
the timing is off yes .
2010-12-13 16:28:27
did you rebuild the motor? how do you know its off?
2010-12-13 16:32:38
Originally Posted by Alex_se_r
I don’t know if this is going to help, but when I swapped the HG on my VE the dam chain moved by accident and ended up sagging at the bottom of the engine... The chain had gone down to the bottom and it did not allow the chain to come back up. So I didn’t have enough slack to install the cam gears; EVEN WITH THE TENSTIONER OUT!....."

After a couple of beers I got a crazy idea and it worked.

* So I took #1 spark plug out and stuck my antenna in it.
* Removed all the cam caps and Camshafts (to allow me to turn the crank by hand without bending valves)>>
* Then I turned the crank by hand while I had a buddy of mine pull the chain on the front side of the engine (the side nearest to the headlights) to keep it as tight as possible.. >>
* I got all the slack out of the bottom gear and kept turning it until my antenna was at its highest point. (TDC)>>
* I carefully installed the cams and caps. >>
* followed by the cam gears and chain. >>
· Ohh and a new Tensioner.>>
· I counted 20 links NOT COUNTING THE OUTER ONES!!>
· Then I made sure my dist was in the middle and pointing at #1 cyl. Hole in the Dist cap..>>
· And it started right up.

So where Am I going with all of this???? My point is... If your chain is off by a tooth ( or in my case several teeth) you can fix it fast and wont take more than an hour. >>

Re-check your cam timing, either way it wont hurt to make sure.

Ps. If your timing is off even by one tooth you will notice a big ass flat spot, or your exhaust would turn cherry red and glow from the heat.

2010-12-13 16:34:07
Originally Posted by SunnyB13NJ
ive tried to push start and nothing . i also tried pulling it with a truck but when i go to put in 1st gear the wheels lock up .

that is not a good way to troubleshoot..
2010-12-13 16:34:37
You will need a 27mm socket to fit on the crank nut ...the mark you are looking on the crank is the second one from the end , and the intake cam should be @ 10 and the exhaust at 12 ( the dowels ) disregard the colored links in this picture ...just look at the dowels and amount of links inbetween the dots

2010-12-13 16:44:58
Where is your distributor? Is it sitting towards the center or is it advanced. Check everything you possibily can (timing, harness, distributor, etc.) twice before resorting to pulling it with a truck wow.
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