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    Timing Chain

    For the past couple months my car has been running like crap. It would backfire and missfire. I went through a alot ideas on what was wrong; valves, computer, crankshaft sensor, etc..

    Well, tonight my dad took my car to a mechanic. He said that my timing was variating between 13-19* BTDC and he said that it was my timing belt.

    Does this sound right?

    I thought that my 3800 has a chain not a belt?

    Thanks
    -Sean
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    Timing Chain

    Your pushrod motor DOES NOT have a timing belt.
    Keep looking around on you motor... perhaps wires? Coils?

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    Timing Chain

    Yeah, its got a chain. But, if your chain has slipped or stretched or anything, then the timing will jump around. My dads Toyota did that, chain stretched and the timing was all over the place. We put a new chain in this summer, and that thing runs like a scalded dog now. I would get some more opinions though
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    Timing Chain

    Would I be able to change the chain myself?

    If so, how hard?
    -Sean
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    Timing Chain

    VERY HARD YYOU WILL LOSE 3 FINGERS JUST LOOKING AT THE PROCEDURE!!!

    Nah, with the right set of tools and very helpful instruction you'll do alright

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    Timing Chain

    Quote Originally Posted by 93RegalGS
    Would I be able to change the chain myself?

    If so, how hard?
    Yeah, you could do it yourself. It would take a while but it could be done.
    Robby Whitesell
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    Timing Chain

    I might try to change the timing chain this weekend.

    I have a couple of questions though. Should I get the whole timing set or just the chain? Do you guys have any tips on making this easier? Would I be able to advance the cam at all? (I herd that a couple of degrees will make more power.)

    EDIT: How do I put it on #1 TDC, I know it sounds like a stupid question but I don't think that my car has a timing mark on the harmonic balancer (I've tried looking for it before)?

    Thanks
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    Timing Chain

    Yes there is a mark on the crank pulley and one on the block to match it up to. Dont advance your timing, it will only hurt you. Get a complete timing set of crank and cam gears and chanin
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    Timing Chain

    i remember doing an old trick for TDC with no timing bracket

    what i did was took #1 plug out put my thumb over the hole and had someone manually turn the engine over once i felt the compression i held a screw driver in the hold and when i felt the piston touching the screw driver i slowly pulled it out and when i knew it was not going to bind up in side i ler go and once it stoped moving i knew it was a TDC


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    When I go home on friday I'll grab a wrench and rotate the crank to see if there is a mark.

    Yesterday I also looked for preformance timing chains on the internet and I saw that Comp Cams had a double roller set for $70. The page said 1977 and up Buick V6. Well, I called Comp Cams and it turns out that it was only for the RWD version. So now I have to spend $70 for a stock replacement. Sucks.
    -Sean
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    Timing Chain

    I'm going to replace it tomorrow.

    Do any of you guys know how to pull off the harmonic balancer w/o the puller tool?

    Any last minute tips?

    Thanks
    -Sean
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    Timing Chain

    you need the tool, its 15 bucks at auto zone, but dont use the cheap bolts in the kit go to napa and get three grade 8 bolts with same threads as the pulley bolts but long enough to use with puller,
    you have to have puller or it will be no-go, it only takes a few minutes to pull the harmonic dampner off, its simple,. take front wheel off to give room to use the tool

    the job is pretty sytraightforward, youll have to wing it really, ask here if you need ot know anything specific that you think you should know bwefore going ahead any further than where you are

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    Timing Chain

    Is the $15 to buy the tool or to loan it?
    -Sean
    Current: 2004 Audi A4 1.8T : 6-speed // 1971 Chevrolet C10 LM7 : 4L60E // 2005 Truimph Speed Triple
    Previous: 1999 Regal GS - L67 : 4T65E HD // 1993 Regal GS L27 : 4T60E // 1991 Cutlass International LQ1 : Getrag 284

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    Timing Chain

    I did the timing chain today and it was pretty staight forward. I did need to use the puller tool for the harmonic balancer. The chain I took out was not tight and could move it back and forth an 1/2".

    My car runs EXELLENT! Even better than when I got it.

    Thanks for the help.
    -Sean
    Current: 2004 Audi A4 1.8T : 6-speed // 1971 Chevrolet C10 LM7 : 4L60E // 2005 Truimph Speed Triple
    Previous: 1999 Regal GS - L67 : 4T65E HD // 1993 Regal GS L27 : 4T60E // 1991 Cutlass International LQ1 : Getrag 284

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