Engine timing

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Asked by Oct 17, 2016 at 08:16 AM about the 1986 Ford E-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Would timing make my 86 4.9 litre Ford over heat
really bad I tried to move timing

7 Answers

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you have to take the whole engine apart to change the timing. is your thermostat stuck closed

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Yes, but you also must consider valve timing. Moving the distributor changes the ignition timing only. If you have a worn out timing chain you will have overheating with boiling over when you shut it off, loss of power, and possibly late transmission shifting if it's an automatic transmission. HTH. -Jim

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Thermostat is OK just put distributor in

68,405

Then you'll want to adjust the ignition timing to factory specs. If your ignition timing is retarded (late) the engine will run hot. Use a timing light and follow the instructions on the emissions decal or a repair manual for the proper procedure. HTH. -Jim

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Already tried was wondering if distributor could be in wrong

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There's only two ways to put in a distributor. The right way and 180° out. If it is 180° out your truck wouldn't run at all. HTH. -Jim

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It never overheated before and I tried to adjust timing it didn't make a difference

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