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Heres my ?. Wich cylender is #1? Also it says in the bently to run the engine at around 2000rpm. Is this the only way I can see the timing mark. I tried doing this while at idle and didnt see it. Well any way alls I need to really know is wich cylender is #1 so I can time this thing. Thanks
 

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Re: Trying to time my car (Slvr6Dub)

#1 is on the passenger side of the engine.
once you have #1 at TDC and the Cam gear
mark lined up to the Foward edge of the valve
cover and the Dist. lined up with the #1 wire and
Mark then fallow these instructions.
setting the timing
Service Adjustment Mode
Before attempting to set the ignition timing or base idle speed the ECU must be put into service adjustment mode. This is done by making sure the engine is thoroughly warm and then disconnecting the multi-plug from the blue coolant temperature sensor while the engine is running.
If the engine stalls at any point while making adjustments to the timing and base idle speed the multi-plug must be refitted to the coolant temperature sensor before re-starting the engine. Failure to do this will cause the ECU to enter ‘limp home’ mode. Adjustments will then not be possible until you have cleared the faults from the ECU memory.
Ignition Timing
The procedure in the Haynes manual will give a rough timing setting. To set the timing properly the following procedure is needed. Digifant has an unusual procedure for setting the timing so please follow the instructions carefully.
With the ECU in service adjustment mode blip the throttle so that the engine revs past 2500 rpm. Do this four times.
Increase the engine speed from idle to between 2000 and 2500 rpm and check the timing. This should be 6° +/-1°. If adjustment is needed slacken the distributor fixing bolts and turn the distributor until you have the correct timing.
Allow the engine to return to idle speed and re-connect the multi-plug to the blue coolant temperature sensor. Blip the throttle three times, making sure the engine speed rises over 3000 rpm each time.
Check the ignition timing now advances with increased revs by slowly increasing the engine speed while watching the timing marks. Without an expensive timing light you will not be able to accurately measure the advance, but it should be around 40° at 2800 rpm.
Idle Speed



Modified by REPOMAN at 12:10 PM 5-20-2004
 

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if you have a vacuum gauge you can see the timing advance out of gear the car will increase in idle HG as you give it some gas. This might not make sense, but in deed it is the car advancing the timing at no/low load points. If the blue cts ever is disconnected/broken wire the car faults to a static timing position which is chosen in software.
 

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Thanks. Just wanted to make sure wich spark plug wire to hook up my timing light to. Thanks
 
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