I pulled my plugs to take a look at them, still looking new.. I checked the gap and I was pushing .050 instead of .040.. could that have caused all the build up and stuff on the cap and rotor?
Anywho, took them up to napa and the guy couldn't believe the way it looked within only a few months so he swapped them out for new ones. The guys there are pretty laid back and easy to deal with..
Tomorrow I am going to remove the harmonic balancer to get to the timing chain.. Is there anyway to check if that is on its way out? I noticed a little play/wobble before while inspecting things, but other than that, anything else I should look for?
I have never had to TDC a engine before, It seems pretty simple I guess.. Put my rotor button back on, turn the crank till the rotor is pointing at the #1 plug and Im at TDC?
- The crank turns clockwise correct?
- Is there a way to check if it is 180 out of timing before reassembly? just in case.
Sorry for the "dumb questions". never had to mess with timing and even balancers before. I'm sure the questions wont end here.