Originally Posted by samuraijack
I was not able to find one on the site, I will keep looking though!
A search for factory service manual
) will locate at least 2 versions of the Samurai Factory Service Manual along with the 1990 TBI supplement for you.
It is important to have a browser that will read Adobe PDF files or have a free copy of the Adobe reader application (https://get.adobe.com/reader/otherversions/
) on your computer.
I highly recommend using Mozilla's Firefox Browser (free at https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/
) to view the many pdf files at Ack's FAQ and elsewhere on the InterWebs where Suzuk documents can be found.
Yes there is confusion galore when it comes to setting the timing on a Samurai/Sierra (or the Sidekick/Sunrunner/Tracker/Vitara for that matter).
Oddly enough, the three pulley timing examples are all correct. Think about it: The two pulleys have an exactly two-to-one size ratio. That means each of those positions occur regularly and precisely during the rotation of the crank/camshafts. All you have to do is make absolutely sure that the pulleys are set up exactly Up/Down or pointing directly at each other when installing the timing belt. Turn the crankshaft CLOCKWISE until either Piston 1 or 4 is at IGNITION TOP DEAD CENTER (TDC) before making sure that the distributor rotor is pointing exactly at the correct IGNITION TDC sparkplug point (#1 or #4) on the distributor cap.
You can spot Ignition TDC by looking at the valve position with the timing cover removed. Just watch for the raised "pointy" side of the cam lobes on #1 or #4 to point down so that both valves are closed on that cylinder. Also make sure that the piston is at the top of the cylinder (or TDC) by "feeling" for the top of the piston through the sparkplug hole.
It sounds complicated - okay it IS complicated - but if you visualize it in your mind you can figure it out.
If not, time to have a wrenching party complete with beer and pizza for your more mechanically-inclined friends!
I hope that this helps!
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