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Posted by Slowpoke on April 02, 2007 at 17:35:15 from (126.96.36.199):
My recent purchase of an F250 with a 460 V8 was driven for the first time today, 15 miles. (It was towed home at time of purchase due to a bad thermostat and bungled replacement of water outlet.) It starts instantly when cold, may or may not start when hot, frequent stalling at idle, 220° driving temp on aftermarket gauge.
I increased the idle to 750rpm with vac line pluged. When I checked the timing, there was no marks to be seen, so I cleaned the marks and tried again. Still no marks, so I put whiteout on 8° btdc. The mark is seen 180° away from the pointer! How can the engine start and power the truck if it's 180° out of time???? And what is the fix? Pull the distributor and turn it 180? I am on the first plug wire on the left bank when facing the engine at the grill.
Any help appreciated.