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Old 12-10-2021, 11:03 PM   #1
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Default Timing help

So recently I replaced my timing chain guideon my z24 enginel and all the good stuff, shit was pretty well worn. Anyways I'm here now needing help finding out why my timing is so weird when I putt the distributor on and have it at the angle where it'll start its about 10-20 degrees to the left of the top bolt my question is if I pull the oil pump, and adjust the key would that help me get it in proper time?

When I did the timing chain I did not remove the oil pump and may have turned the gears so I'm assuming that when I had the timing cover off I moved those gears by mistake so I think I need to pull the oil pump to get the key to the distributor in the right location

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Old 12-11-2021, 01:37 AM   #2
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I have a video on YouTube that covers re-timing the oil pump and distributor. Its for a KA engine but the process is exactly the same for the Z.

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You need to remove and re-insert the distributor, with the distributor shaft at a different orientation, like a "little higher on the clockface", as the shaft turns as the slanted gears mate up.
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