Go to your library and see if they have a Chiltons manual otherwise go to a bookstore and buy one, they are cheap. I have never worked on one of the V-6 engines but setting the timing usually involves rotating the distributor and using a timing light. I am not sure if this is the case on computer controlled engines since I have never had to set the timing on any newer car I have worked on. If it is bad and you have a lot of miles, you may have a timing belt going bad. They get loose when they get old and often jump a notch. VBD
140 hp, and it is the first year for a roller tappets
My reference books say to check the underhood sticker for timing. If yours is missing or unreadable, I'd try 15 deg BTC on a 231 cid, and 6 deg BTC for any other engines, including the 262. These are from an 84 spec book. This should put you in the ballpark, anyhow. If your Caprice has the 307, it was built by Oldsmobile. Same firing order as the Chevy V8, but the distributor is counterclockwise.
Engine 4.3L (262 cid)Base Timing 0~ TDC (Manual Trans).Engine 4.3L (262 cid)Base Timing 0~ TDC (Auto Trans).
A 4.3L 262 V6 or a 5.0L 305 V8
Just about anything......From the small 262 4.3 liter V-6 all the way up to a 454 big block V-8. Ask your local mechanic or any gear head.
262 cubic inches.
If it is a 6 cyl, it should be a 4.3L (262 ci) If it is an 8 cyl, it is probably a Chevy 305. It could also be a Chevy 350 or an Olds 307. If you fill the oil in the valve cover it is a Chevy engine. If you put oil in a tube on the front of the motor, it is an Oldsmobile. Check your VIN# for engine ID. I believe it is either the 8th or 9th digit. As I recall, Z is 4.3L V6, Y is Olds 307HO, 9 is Olds 307, H is Chevy 305HO, and 6 is Chevy 350
250 cu in Chevrolet Straight-6 229 cu in Chevrolet 90° V6 262 cu in Chevrolet 90° V6 267 cu in Small-block V8 305 cu in Small-block V8 307 cu in Oldsmobile V8 350 cu in Small-block V8 This is what you could of had in your 97 caprice.. most likely carborter...
It is a 4.3 liter V-6, 262 cubic inches of displacement.
35% of 262= 35% * 262= 0.35 * 262= 91.7