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

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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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