how do you set the timing on an XE??
GUTTED, my novas gone :(
line up marks on pullies with the ones on the cam cover
line up mark on bottom pulley with pointer on backplate - double double check for TDC on no.1 with long screwdriver or similar down plughole
basically its runnign really rich, and the otehr day it started pinking, so ppl have sugested my timign is out, surely if its such a big job the timign cant have changed without the belt slipping tieeth??
correct - the pullies are dowelled and the crank one is keyed - but it is possible for a belt to slip and stay... but not likely.
check it! - 2 min job