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"Can a bad timing chain result in only a single cylinder misfiring?" No it cannot. It could be a Bad ignition coil on that cylinder, if there is a coil for each cylinder swap it from another cylinder and see if the miss moves to that cylinder, if it does the coil is bad. It can also be a bad injector, do the swap thing and see if the misfire moves ...


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Most (all) engines will have timing marks and usually manufacturers provide locking mechanisms or simple holes on the pulley that locate to a hole so a dowel or pin csn be used to locate the position precisely. This applies to crank and cam pulleys. On some engines, the crank is located by a dowel or pin then the cam is positioned using a dial gauge - once ...


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A camshaft can only be attacked to the camshaft sprocket in 1 orientation which you can see when you look at the camshaft sprocket. (See below image for an example) It is important to know the position of the camshaft relative to the crankshaft, so the timing is correct.


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If what you describe is correct, if the belt snaps, the fuel pump will stop and so the cylinders will not be injected with fuel. The simple answer is the engine will stop. As long as the broken belt can’t get to the timing chain and cause it damage or to come off, then there should be no mechanical damage to the engine. If a new belt is fitted correctly the ...


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I would prefer chains, my experience with them has been excellent. I expect it is less cost to engineer and use a belt ,particularly with the longer lengths requires for overhead cams. I have only had one belt , when I bought the '85 300 ZX , I didn't even know it had a belt. I had seen many chains ( V-8 rocker arms ) and never a belt. I don't remember ...


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