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OK I'm going to advance my timing tomorrow, but all my tools are at work. So I need to know what I need to bring home since I won't have access over the weekend.
Here's what I have at home so far:
-Snap-On timing tools
-torque wrench
-assistant
-breaker bar
-brake cleaner
-wrags
-my own competence and the TSB printout

What else do I need?
-sockets (sizes?)
-wrenches (sizes?)
I don't have a barring tool so that's out.

Anything else you can think of would be a huge help, Friday is my last chance to gain a few MPG before I leave for vacation.

Also, if anyone knows of other directions floating around other than the TSB, that would help too.

Thanks a lot,
-R.J.
 

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Oh yeah... Do I really need to replace the DV washer, or is it reusable?
I've heard plenty of people's experiences, and can't recall anyone mentioning replacing it.
Please help quick, its almost bed time.
Thanks again,
-R.J.
 

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I didn't replace mine and did not have a problem. If I had new one's I would use them.
 

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How are you planning on barring the engine?
I'm guessing you've never done this before....its really hard to bring the engine up to exactly where you want it, the barring tools gear reduction helps tremendously. If you go to far you HAVE to back the engine up about 90* and then bring it back up in the direction of rotation. You can not set it going the opposite way.

Your 98 shouldn't have dv washers. If it does I think you can just take them all out.

The only other tools you'll need are the ones to bar the engine and run the puller, and the wrench for the fuel injection line obviously

Use lots of break clean



Personally I think I'd use a dial indicator and extension through the injector hole and not bother with the stupid timing pin.
 

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You would be absolutely correct in guessing I'm a first timer advancing timing on a 12 valve.
I've got a dial indicator on a magnetic stand so I can pull the #1 injector and find TDC that way.
I saw that the TSB said it was for a 94'. I was not aware that my pump didn't have the little washers on top of the plunger. That will save a few scratches on the old noggen.
What size is the pump gear nut?
What is needed to remove the oil filler?
That's the stuff I was wondering about.
Also, any pointers would be great.
It seems pretty straight forward and I'm a diesel tech by trade so I have a good idea of what's going on, I've just never messed with timing on this particular pump so I was trying to get some good info before I got started.
I may be able to come up with a barring tool, but if not I'll just have to turn it from the front of the engine.
Thanks again,
-R.J.
 

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If anyone has any input please help. I'm just about to get into it.
My CPL is 2174...so it should be set at 14* and 4.53mm lift if I read correctly.
I also see that 16* is 4.9mm.
I'm thinking something along the lines of 18* to start. Would 18* be 5.2mm?

Anyone? Please help.
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The oil filler comes off with a 10mm bolt then unscrew the tube and unscrew the base, thats it.

Not sure about the pump nut, but its easy to find out, just go measure it.


Again I'm not sure how to bar the engine effectively without the tool, but a really long tool will help give you accuracy in leverage. Pulling the injectors would also make it easier to turn, and smoother.

I'm pretty sure about the washers but not 100% I could be wrong
 
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