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Hi all,

So the workshop manual tells me how to set static timing by lining the oil pump up in a certain direction when at TDC etc, and that's all well and good.

But how does one actually get the ^&$£@ dizzy in? Because of course as you push it in it engages with the drive gear and turns so won't line up with the drive... I can't work out how much it turns - it feels like I've tried ever possible combo but probably haven't...

Suggestions very welcome.

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Get a copy of the 3.5 3.9 4.2 engine overhaul manual and it tells you, I can't remember where I downloaded it from,  it is easier when you can see the pictures but it says the tang of the drive should be in the 10 o'clock to 4 o'clock position then line the dissy up 30degrees anticlockwise from #1 position and drop it in.

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Thanks Paul.

"Then drop it in" does remind me of the old Haynes manual "Reassembly is a reverse of the above procedure" lie instruction step though ;)

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