on top dead rotor should be pointing at #1
rotor will point to #1 at TDC.
Each cylinder has a top dead center position.
Timing is the position of the distributor rotor in relation to the #1 spark plug wire lug on the distributor cap - when the #1 cylinder is at top dead center.
piston not at top dead center both pulleys need to be lined up with marks
if the number one piston is at top dead center the rotor should point at number one spark plug wire and rotate toward the next spark plug wire in the firing order.
Top dead center on an engine is defined as when the piston is farthest from the crankshaft. Bottom dead center is when the piston is closest to the crankshaft on the engine.
Top dead center. It is when a piston is at its highest position.
If you will remove the #1 plug, (driver's side front of engine), then turn that cylinder to top dead center, (TDC), on the compression stroke, you can then remove the distributor cap and look at the rotor. The rotor will now be pointing to the #1 plug position. GET THE NUMBER ONE CYLINDER TOP DEAD AND THE ROTOR IN THE DISTRIBUTOR SHOULD BE PIONTING AT IT
the piston in cylinder #1 at the top on the compression stroke
bring #1 piston to top dead center where both intake & exahust valves are in closed position
In the field of automotive repair, we always refer to top dead center as. The #1 cylinder being at the TOP MOST POSITION during its compression stroke. The 22RE is no exception.
TDC is top dead center it pretains to the position of the pistons. The number one piston has to be TDC when you put on the timing chain or belt for it to work properly.
TDC is 0 degrees TDC, not 10 degrees BTDC which is before top dead center. ATDC is after top dead center. Both of these in relation to piston height are "below top dead center".
TDC on the compression stroke for number one cylinder, looking from the front, the rotor should be pointing to the 5:00 o'clock to 5:30 position on the cap.
top dead center is what it stands for. top dead center
tdc = top dead center? its the position of the first piston.
You must remove the distributor and rotate it back until the rotor is pointing at #1 when you set it back down in the block. It is trickey to do.
With the #1 cylinder on top dead center (TDC) of the compression stroke, the rotor should point to #1 on the distributor cap.
The top dead cente
wire that as number one or pull dist. and fix.
Towards #1 on the distributor cap.
93-98 240sx timing is 18-22 before top dead center
Turn the engine over until the #1 piston is at top dead center (TDC) on the compression stroke. The rotor will then be pointing to the # 1 plug connection.
It can not be done with any certainty with out getting number one cylinder on top dead center and on the compression stroke.