83 Aspencade possible timing belt issues


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83 Aspencade possible timing belt issues

Postby PRACTIKALGUY » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:18 am



If you are 180 on one side....is that even possible? After pulling my engine for stator issues, I changed the timing belts also. I had it at T1, both cams "up". The left one was easy. The right one was a pain. I decided to rotate it 180 to relieve the spring battle. The belt slipped a bit. I felt the valve tap the piston, so I pulled the belt off the right, it popped back to a rest position. I then counted teeth and rotated the engine until both pulleys were lined up then put on the right belt without fighting the spring. Now at T1, both ups are either up together or down together. That's correct, isn't it? Anyway, it cranks slowly now, won't start, backfired a bit with starter fluid.



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Re: 83 Aspencade possible timing belt issues

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:53 pm

At the TDC mark,both cam sprockets should line up at their marks matching the casting marks.There is a arrow pointer on each one.
Once verified,turn the engine by hand 3 full turns,set it at TDC again and check the cam marks again.
Did you crank it with the starter when it ticked a valve?

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Re: 83 Aspencade possible timing belt issues

Postby PRACTIKALGUY » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:16 pm

No, it was by hand, and rather gently. I just tried to crank it again after work. It seems to be cranking a bit more quickly, and acted like it wanted to fire a bit before the battery lost juice. I was wondering the carbs were totally dry, but it still shouldn't be this hard. I did pull the plugs and I have spark on all four cyls.


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