Top Dead Center Mark? (injector pump gear alignment)
Hoping for a little info. Made the mistake of removing the injection pump drive gear with my IP. And nope I don't have it marked . Now I'm wondering if it's possible to use a mirror to look between the drive gear and the front engine cover to match the timing marks, or do I really have to remove the front cover and everything else?
It looks like there's about 1/4 inch between the gear and the cover, and maybe one of these flexible mirror covers might work. I think I was off by a tooth or two when I took off the IP with the gear. Do you know if the timing mark on the vibration damper gives me a hint if I am close?
The first time I installed my pump, I had to do it like this. Basically all I did was bring the balancer to the 0 mark on the pointer, then I counted 17 teeth on either side of the "Y" to the bottom of the timing cover on each side, to center the "Y"... I was careful not to rotate the gear putting it on, and I got it first try. Just take your time, and do things carefully, and you should be able to knock it out first try.