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Old 04-04-2011, 05:24 PM
WildlandFirefighter WildlandFirefighter is offline
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Default Which timing cover to use?

I swapped out my old 2.3L EFI engine cause of damage to the head due to a bad spark plug and now I got the engine out of my Ford Courier in it and swapped my EFI stuff on it.

My Couriers 2.3L, which is now in my Ranger, has a different timing cover and the TDC pointer is on a different place on it while my old 2.3L that came in my Ranger has a plastic timing cover and his TDC mark is a little further to the right.



So...I'm trying to figure which timing cover to go with to get my timing right.


I'm thinking my Courier's timing cover since it's the engine I am using.

Any ideas?
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:46 PM
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Default Re: Which timing cover to use?

Id go with the Courier since all you did was swap the EFI on top and nothing internal.
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:49 PM
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Default Re: Which timing cover to use?

That's what I was exactly thinking cause the crank may have a different stroke to it some...or something.
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:52 PM
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Default Re: Which timing cover to use?

Yeah, maybe not the crank/ stroke but the gears themselves may be different.
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Old 04-04-2011, 06:59 PM
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Default Re: Which timing cover to use?

Dude, IT RUNS WAY FREAKIN BETTER NOW. The crank mark was WAYYYYYY off.


The Oil PSI would basically drop down to 0 on idling before and now it's stays around 25 psi at idle.

I can finally go in 5th gear and speed up too!

But I think I am going to have to have the mechanic to put the timing light on it.
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