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Hi, We have a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 with a 5.9 V8 engine. Since one cannot perform the "finger over ...

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Old 02-26-2017, 04:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Timing Question

We have a 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 with a 5.9 V8 engine.

Since one cannot perform the "finger over the plug hole" technique because of the presence of a heat shield, my question is as follows:

If #1 cylinder is at the top, the timing marks on the harmonic balancer line up and the rotor points pretty close to #1, can we assume we are at top dead center on the compression stroke?

Thank you in advance.

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