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Re: Ignition problems- 305E V6
Jimmy66 #1395509 Tue Feb 02 2021 08:04 PM
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7/8” is closest I’ve got, too small.


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305E V6
Re: Ignition problems- 305E V6
Jimmy66 #1395510 Tue Feb 02 2021 08:05 PM
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Good deal, we have reached 10 pages!


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Re: Ignition problems- 305E V6
Jimmy66 #1395511 Tue Feb 02 2021 08:06 PM
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Well today is done then. Work soon.
I’ll measure and get proper socket.


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305E V6
Re: Ignition problems- 305E V6
Jimmy66 #1395512 Tue Feb 02 2021 08:07 PM
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10-4


Watch out for careful drivers!!!
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I'm not an Auto Mechanic, but I play one on TV.
I charge $0.02 for every opinion and I take Paypal.
Plan B is always better than plan A, by definition.
Sometimes no nonsense makes sense, in a sense
You can't teach a new dog old tricks.


Re: Ignition problems- 305E V6
Jimmy66 #1395540 Tue Feb 02 2021 11:43 PM
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Two things that stick out to me, and I agree Bartamos has been stellar:
  • the OP was asked to place his thumb over the number one spark plug hole to determine the compression stroke several times and that has not been done. This would accomplish two things you would find out if the timing is on the compression stroke and second you would find out if the timing chain has slipped. Once you know your on the compression stroke, look for the UDC mark and line it up to the pointer. Check where the distributor rotor is pointing to. To me this is the first thing that should be done
  • Hot Rod Lincoln asked to remove the fuel line from the carb and operate the starter and pump some gas in a container to see if the fuel pump is working and that has not been done.


One thing I would like go add is the possibility of water in the gas. I rebuilt the original carb then changed it twice on my 4-wheeler before I found that water was getting into the tank. Boy did I feel stupid!

I assume the 305 has a solenoid, and if it does, the OP could buy a remote starter switch and then would be able to perform these test himself. They are not much money and you can pick them up in most FLAPS. Heres one from Autozone. [LINK] [autozone.com]

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Re: Ignition problems- 305E V6
Jimmy66 #1395561 Wed Feb 03 2021 01:41 AM
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FYI, the OP did purchase a remote switch.


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Re: Ignition problems- 305E V6
Jimmy66 #1395566 Wed Feb 03 2021 03:02 AM
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I did use the remote switch to get to compression stroke, and that is currently where timing disc and rotor are. Rotor is just past 1st plug and timing disc is a good bit past the UCD stamp, well above the dead center mark.(there is a photo link somewhere back there), I am going to try turning by hand tomorrow as Bartamos laid out, and I will report back.
I appreciate y'all.
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305E V6
Re: Ignition problems- 305E V6
Jimmy66 #1395569 Wed Feb 03 2021 03:09 AM
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One more question. At one point I had a jumper going from battery+ to ignition coil+, and resistor wire, and hot wire from starter off of coil.
I put them back to run a test that was recommended here in the thread, to see what voltage the coil was getting at start.

If I do try and fire it up tomorrow, should I go back to jumper method?
(battery is fully charged, reading 13.19)


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Re: Ignition problems- 305E V6
Jimmy66 #1395579 Wed Feb 03 2021 03:59 AM
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You are not going to try and fire until the results and pictures of static timing procedure; and you may be rotating some more with plugs out after.

But yes you will be using the jumper. That is later after static timing procedure is done. If it's out of time because of chain or valve train, you would not want to try and start. You can damage the motor. Be patient. You may have to take valve covers off at some point.


Watch out for careful drivers!!!
I'm away on an ego trip. Will be back on Feb 30.
I'm not an Auto Mechanic, but I play one on TV.
I charge $0.02 for every opinion and I take Paypal.
Plan B is always better than plan A, by definition.
Sometimes no nonsense makes sense, in a sense
You can't teach a new dog old tricks.


Re: Ignition problems- 305E V6
Jimmy66 #1395923 Fri Feb 05 2021 06:42 PM
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Jimmy and I have been working off line to keep the back and forth off of the post. The timing shows good. Stopped at 5 BTDC and rotor was on No. 1, went around twice again, rotor in same place. Hope the repeat means chain is OK. He has been doing really good for his first time with this stiff. I suspected that the weak/no spark was due to the way spark was tested. So now he has good spark. In case he has bad gas as was suggested, he is getting new gas and will squirt down carb. No throttle at all for now. We know carb has gas because he saw is squirting. Seems like no reason to test pump yet. Using a jumper for coil during these tests. Will report.


Watch out for careful drivers!!!
I'm away on an ego trip. Will be back on Feb 30.
I'm not an Auto Mechanic, but I play one on TV.
I charge $0.02 for every opinion and I take Paypal.
Plan B is always better than plan A, by definition.
Sometimes no nonsense makes sense, in a sense
You can't teach a new dog old tricks.


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