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Old 11-11-2008, 16:53   #1 (permalink)
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timing problem on 1990 F150 inline 6

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My son bought a 1990 F150 inline 6. It is running but not perfect. We went to set the timing today and the timing mark is on the bottom of the crank pulley. I put #1 plug at top dead center compression stroke and checked the distributor. the rotor was pointing to #1 wire but the timing mark is still 180 off. I believe this means that someone changed the timing chain and got it off but I wanted verification before I tore everything apart. Does this sound right? The next question is about the spout connector. Is it the connector coming from the distributor that has two wires going into a plug that is plugged into a plug with no wires coming out of it?
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Old 12-28-2008, 14:49   #2 (permalink)
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Re: timing problem on 1990 F150 inline 6

Well for what it's worth.............I had a 91 lincoln town car years ago that was running poorly and I took it to the dealership and they told me that if you removed the piece in the end of that connector it retarted the timing 4 deg. ????? they spent hours test driving etc. and never fixed it. Turned out that the fuel filter was my problem, no thanks to them.....Should be easy to see with a timing light!!!..........Hope that helps.
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Old 12-31-2008, 07:55   #3 (permalink)
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Re: timing problem on 1990 F150 inline 6

the spout connector is computed timing acts just like the old vaccum advace you take it out when you are timing it.
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Old 12-31-2008, 08:03   #4 (permalink)
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Re: timing problem on 1990 F150 inline 6

and the old 300 will run if it is 180 out you need to pull the distributer find tdc on #1 cylinder and reinstall the distributer acordingly.
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