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Old 10-29-2012, 04:33 PM
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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?
 
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Do some searching. using a mirror, a light, and some putty / playdoh you can find where you need to be. Im sure someone will chime in here with the links. It really does need to be made a sticky
 
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Old 10-29-2012, 04:43 PM
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Thanks!

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?
 
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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.
 
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Hmm, I think your on to something. Thanks a bunch! My marks on the plate that's in front of the damper are worn. Is the 0 mark directly on the center of the plate?
 
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Im sure someone will chime in here with the links. It really does need to be made a sticky
ask and you shall receive.

"Talk about Timing!!"

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...pump-gear.html

https://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1...ning-info.html
 
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Thank You!!!

This is awesome! Thanks. Hopefully I'll get this beast back together.
 
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Mods:

Sticky, please.
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Sticky, please.
Thank you.

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Ask, and you shall receive

I locked the thread to try and keep it clean for the next guy. If the original poster still needs help, he can open a new thread if that's ok.
 
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