1992-1998 Polaris Personal Watercraft Service Manual PN 9912201, Page 343Get this manual

1992-1998 Polaris Personal Watercraft Service Manual PN 9912201, Page 343

ENGINECOOLING Crankshaft Indexing Crankshaft Indexing Polaris Watercraft crankshafts are pressed together or "indexed" so
concentrically with the crankshaft center lineCut slot in paper or cardboard degree wheel and slide it over the driveshaft
if engine and pump shaft is installed in craftAgainbe sure to secure the degree wheel2Sharpen coat hanger or section of welding
rod and anchor it to convenient spotPoint the sharpened end at the outer perimeter of the flywheel or drive coupler mounted
degree wheel3 Install dial indicator i'1to the magneto end cylinder spark plug hole (front) (#1) (The ignition timing is
referenced by the magneto end 4Rotate the engine to bring the piston to top dead center (TDC) on the cylinder with the indicator
installed5Locate TDC as accurately as possible by finding the center of the point where there is no piston movement"Zero"
the dial indicator at this pointContinue to rotate the crankshaft in the normal direction of rotation (counter clockwise
as viewed from the rear of the craft) until the dial indicator reads .100" (2.54mm) after top dead center (ATDC)IMPORTANT: