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s10 chevy blazer: set timing on a 1998 4.3 vortec

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set timing on a 1998 4.3 vortec
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Chevy
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 4 years ago.
please explain what you are doing..
do you need to install the distributer?
tell me all you can
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

yes, i need to install it properly.




Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 4 years ago.


You need to take out the #1 plug,,,hold your finger on the plug hole..have your help to bump

the starter till you feel air[compression]start to come out of the hole....then hand turn the engine until the mark on the harmonic balancer is on [o] you have the #1 piston up on the compression,install the distributer to where the rotor is pointing to the #1 plug wire it is in time


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