Thanks, I will check that other brand. Anyone else who replaced OEM
part with the Dorman part have any probs??
One reason I checked out this forum was because I had a hard time getting the new one in exactly as I had the old one. It just seemed to be a few degrees off from the original. However, I had the alignment tool, and figured that as long as the tab lined up (with the tool) in relation to the syncho body that everything would be OK, even though my marks on the outside of the engine didn't quite line up with the marks I had made on the cam synchro assembly.
The car started right up and I've driven about 7 miles or so since. Of course, now that I think about it, I'm not entirely certain I had the engine at TDC
, since I merely turned the crack pully until I could get the alignment tool to fit onto the top of the synchro, as one clubber suggested on an old post. I then marked the location of the old synchro on the engine body and removed it. But when I went to put the new one in, I couldn't quite get the notch on the new synchro body to line up with the marks on the engine. But, i figured, as long as the alignment tool fit onto the top of the assembly, the timing tab would be in the right position in relation to the sensor on the top. I guess that as long as I don't get a CEL
, I'm OK.
Any thoughts on this, anyone?
Thanks for any help on this. I just want to make sure I'm not going to fry my engine or anything like that. The computer would sense if the timing's too advanced, or retarded, right?
Should I maybe post this query in another thread??