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Old 09-09-2019, 04:10 PM   #21
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Perfect, that is how my crankshaft is positioned so I will set the harmonic balancer to the zero (left most) tick.

Just for clarification. There are seven (7) ticks/markings total. Starting from the left, the first mark is the proper mark, skip one, then the third is the next correct?
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Old 09-09-2019, 10:23 PM   #22
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I think the center mark is where you start, so that would be TDC. Dont quote me on that.
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Starting from the left, the marks represent 0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 although the FSM only shows the four painted markings.
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I'm not seeing in the FSM where it mentions the harmonic balancer marks. Is it in that EM page?

I am planning on putting it on 0 degrees.
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EF & EC Page 25 is where you can find it. Also, the marks on the balancer are not the primary means of locating TDC. You should find it by removing the #1 spark plug and using a screwdriver or wooden dowel to “feel” the piston as it rises through the cylinder and stop rotating when it reaches the top. Verify you are on the compression stroke by feeling for pressure building as it rises. On the exhaust stroke it will push air out into the exhaust. Once you’re certain it’s on the compression stroke and at TDC, THEN you can reference the harmonic balancer as a backup.
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Great found it, though it doesn’t say much. I think we are getting a little confused. I already have the the crank at TDC. No issues there. I just want to know how to place the harmonic balancer back properly since I didn’t take note of it. I’m assuming I set it to the zero mark. I am not using it to reference tdc I just need to put it back. Not sure what the 15 +/- 2 is for. Do I want it centered between the two marks then?
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Did you disassemble the harmonic balancer? The main part of it is keyed so it only installs on the crank in one way. You can take the 6 small bolts out that hold the balancer together but you shouldn’t. If that’s what you did and the engine is still at TDC you can reassemble the balancer with the pointer aligned with the first mark on the left, which is 0.

The 15 +/- 2 if for adjusting the ignition timing with a timing light while the engine is running.
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Yup. The balancer was taken off of the “main” piece. That’s why I’m curious. Got it. Thanks for all the help brother.
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Is there a preferred kit with all the needed pieces for this job? I have a 93 SE and am getting ready to tackle this job
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Old 12-13-2019, 01:18 PM   #30
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I used the kit from here (https://www.timingbeltkit.com/collec...ming-belt-kits). Working fine so far.
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