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1990 isuzu amigo: 2.6l 4x4 please tell me..timing..on tdc..distributer

Customer Question

I am replacing the head on my 1990 izuzu amigo 2.6l 4x4 please tell me how to get the timing correct because i have it on tdc but the distributer is saying its going to fire on 4 first. help plese
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  George H. replied 5 years ago.

Hello I will help you with your question,


With the #1 cylinder at TDC on the COMPRESSION stroke remove the distributor and install so the rotor points to the #1 plug wire terminal.


Let me know if you have tried this. YOu may be at TDC on the exhaust stroke so check that it is the compression stroke by putting your finger over the spark plug hole or a piece of wet paper towel. When it blows out align the balancer to the TDC mark


Let me know how I can help you


Thank you



Customer: replied 5 years ago.
should i put the block back on first and then turn the timing wheel to tdc?
Expert:  George H. replied 5 years ago.

Yes you need the head installed have you not installed it yet?



Customer: replied 5 years ago.
no head is not on have to install
Expert:  George H. replied 5 years ago.

OK, use the procedure below to install the belt once you get the head on and you will be at TDC compression on #1 and the distributor will line up to #1 plug wire


Click here for procedure


Let me know how I can help you


Thank you