problem I've had 4 a while
I had a slight crack in my cylinder head so I decided to change it. Only to find my car runs shithouse afterwards!!! Its idling like the timing is retarded so I guess I must have let it slip a tooth!!! I had a quick look at the timing mark on the sprocket that goes onto the cam and lined it up to the right side of the head and found that the bottom marking was about 3 degree's out. so I moved it around the other way!!!! It then seemed to be 3 degrees out on the other side!!so I just figured it was normal to be off a little! I thought it was the dizzy,leads or plugs so I changed all them. I am thinking it could be the head.... or the timing is badly out.... I really want to know how far the base timing can be out before it starts to play around with the car!!! The car idles funny like its got a very slight miss at idle.... anyone wanna try and pin point me in the right direction?