2000 chevy van 350 vortec

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I had to replace the intake gasket as it was weeping antifreeze, I need to know the process to reinstall dist. One tab broke off so I am installing a new dist. Thanks
 

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After you get it set and running the camshaft retard will bneed reset on a engine capable scanner.
Good Luck

And let us know how it goes.
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Crunch. Thanks for the info. I have a MT2500 but only updated to 1999. Is that year the same as 2000 to set the timing retard? I have it at #1 TDC on compression but wondered at the 8 notch on the dist, so that just means 8 cylinder engine. Great.
 

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Depending on scanner.
Always use a engine data capable scanner.
Some scanners even stick it under engine missfire.
Check all engine running data for camshaft retard settings.
Set dist as close to -1 or +1 degrees as you can or dergrees is even better.
When setting always speed engine up over 1K RPM for scanner reading to reset.
 

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Crunch, Getting no where fast with this. I thought my scanner was updated to 1999 but is only up to 1998. Just bought off eBay domestic cart up to 2001. So will wait until it arrives and then continue on this. Will keep you posted. Dave
 

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Yes
Turn the dist a hair and then with engine running raise rpm over 1K and recheck readings.

If it goes more - degrees turn it back the other way.
Get it as close to - or + 0 degrees as you can.
 

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You are welcome and thanks for posting back how it went.
Good luck
 
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