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i am talking about when you remove the timing case cover and you have 2 cams , then you have your crankshaft & water pump,sprockets, with the timing chain & tensioner .
I took the chain off, then i rotated the crankshaft to top dead center.
Now the book says to rotate the crankshaft 90 degrees back off the timing to give the cams space to move.. Then i rotated the cams clockwise, to their posisitions , then i rotated the crankshaft 90 degrees back to top dead center. Then i put the timing chain on the exhaust cam and crankshaft & turned back the intake cam, so when i put chain on there willl be no play. Then replaced tensioner.
Was i suppose to retard the crank or advance it?
The car won't stay running, it backfires out the exhaust pipe & the throttlebody. ??
did that and still backfiring. will start on its own but still doesn't stay running and makes a rough combustion / uneven really bad and goes "rummmm put chuck pop", you hear each cyl. but its like one is hard going.....and it don't !!???? put fresh gas and all in car.