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Old 04-11-2018, 11:10 PM   #1
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Ok so I decided to replace my oil pump. What im wondering about is if the oil pump shaft is driving the distributer. If that's so then I have to reset my distributor to tdc on #1.

If the distributor meshes off the crank then I have no worries.

It has a hell of a thing to get everything meshed, so it would set flush.


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Yes, you must set the engine to TDC on the compression stroke of the #1 cylinder before you drop the pump. Then make sure the half moon points forward forming a backwards “D”. The edge of the D should point to about 11:45 when viewed from the driver side fender.
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I did not set the engine to TDC before I removed the pump. Will I have to pull the oil pump then set to tdc. Or can I set the distributer by removing it, then set to tdc and reinstall the distributer.
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You will need to pull the pump.
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Dam it, so pull the pump set #1 then install the pump, pull the distributer make sure the half moon points forward and reinstall the distributor.
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Pull pump, set distributor, reinstall pimp. I always buy a 10 sack of gaskets because I fuck it up a bunch.
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Ya I messed up a gasket trying to set the pump, I have a spare. Ok remove the pump not the distributor, verify its a tdc on a compression stroke. Then put the distributer at #1 reinstall the distributor.
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Before you remove the pump, set the engine to TDC and then check to see where the distributor shaft is pointing. You might have been lucky as hell and installed it into the right position. If not, you’ll be able to see which direction you need to turn the shaft before you drop the pump.
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This too but you have to pull the cap anyway to set to tdc. Leave pump in until tdc is set.
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