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Re: Timing sight hole

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10-30-2012 10:31:22

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From a post from above Richard L recommended viewing:

***EDIT: fixed following statement to reflect correct screen name as just "John". ****

Here is a very useful quote made by John from that thread for all TE owners:


* Ignition Timing Marks:* Quoting from a book by Tracprez: -

Continental engines (TE20) before tractor serial 36152 have a line on the
crankshaft pulley, which lines up with a mark on the timing gear cover, at

If there is no mark on crankshaft pulley, remove the starter motor and find
two punch marks on flywheel housing in starter orifice, these will mate
with 2 marks on flywheel at TDC. After s/n 36151 there is a flywheel inspection
cover on the ignition side of the engine, when cover is removed a TDC mark
and single degree line can be lined up against a pointer exposed in the
inspection hole; note inlet valve opens, ie tappet clearance is taken up, at
This post was edited by PackardV8 at 12:32:44 10/30/12.

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10-31-2012 10:05:47

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 Re: Timing sight hole in reply to PackardV8, 10-30-2012 10:31:22  
Yes that was from me, I had forgotten about that second type of timing mark, you don't often come across them, if they had done them all like that it would be so much easier. I just looked it up in the Service manual because when I read this bells started to ring in my head...John(UK)

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10-30-2012 11:13:00

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 Re: Timing sight hole in reply to PackardV8, 10-30-2012 10:31:22  
I am not saying that is the same John it does not say John (UK) it just says John.

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