Originally Posted by welderman85
Whats the best/easiest to get my 258 0 degrees tdc . I have never done it before but I do have a timming light
Why? The timing is electronic, no wear parts so it never goes out of adjustment.
Setting the timing with a light is also picky to do if yours is stock with the ECU in control of the timing.
To find TDC "compression" you remove plug #1 and use the belt or a wrench to turn the engine clockwise with your finger over the plug hole. When you feel compression under your finger, stop and put a pencil or wood rod in the hole, then keep turning until the rod is all the way to the top. At this point the timing mark should be on 0.
Your engine has 2 TDC points on #1 cylinder. The exhaust stroke and the compression stroke. One has the rotor in the distributor pointing at #6 plug wire post in the cap, the other has the rotor pointing to #1 plug wire post.
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