It's been about 6 months since I logged on here and was given some good direction about replacing the lifters on my wifes 91 non-turbo Daytona.
I've learned alot in the past 6 months of dragging my feet trying to put the car back on the road--to sum it up, I could have been driving it again within a day or two of the lifter spitting out with what I know now. Had I just removed the valve cover, put in 8 new lifters and buttoned it up I'd have been on the road quickly.
Instead, I decided to replace the timing and accessory belts (original 72,xxx mile car) in addition to the water pump since I was told I might as well since I had it apart. My motivation (lack of metric tools didn't help either) was already low for this project and I dragged it out--which led to the fuel going to trash, man what crappy additives fuel has these days.
In short, the engine is completely back together but timing is off and I need to know where it should be? Additionally, the short amount of time it was running the other night it won't hold an idle (due to bad gas I'm sure), so I added Sea Foam and multiple gallons of fresh Premium fuel to make it feel better. Pretty sure the throttle body needs to be flushed out to get it to idle.
I did notice it has a miss (which is similar to but not as bad as the miss it had when it puked the rocker), hoping that's just a fouled plug from early attempts to get it running again--I put in new plugs but had to drive it home (spark plug wire discoed) with the rocker off. I ran out of time and energy the other night after gassing it up and dumping fuel everywhere (stupid new style spouts for a whole new discussion) so I had to quit and haven't been able to get back to it.
I've got a fear on the back of my mind that I may now have a bad/bent valve if checking plugs/wires doesn't lead anywhere.
More to follow--for now I just need to know where the timing should be set?