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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1057902 posted 03/21/12 09:20 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Ok I know what I need to do for getting base timing. Iv been reading. Now I have a timing light that is adjustable for degrees advanced. The question is if I set the timing light to 5 degrees do I line the notch to the T or to the 5 degree mark on the timin cover?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1057908 posted 03/21/12 10:12 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Not sure what the T is, assuming that's "zero" on the case.

I'd avoid setting timing on teh light at all and just use the "5" on the case. The angle is for shit trying to hit the "5" straightline, hitting "zero" would be even worse.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1057912 posted 03/21/12 10:24 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
T="Top" I suppose?

Yes, I've never personally used a timing light with that feature, but that is the idea. You could easily verify by setting it both to 5* and 0* and it should show timing at "T" and 5 on the timing cover.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1057922 posted 03/21/12 11:40 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Ok thx that's what I was thanking. One more things I thank my timing is 180 off. Do you know roughly where the CAS bolt closes to the Thermostat should be about half way rite. If so I'm 180 out.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1058145 posted 03/22/12 04:24 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hmm. You loosen those bolts on the CAS and clock it to adjust the ignition timing while using yer gun. click

If you pull the CAS off the head and give it half a turn, you'll have to swap wires 1&4 with 2&3 at the coil pack. If the engine is running good I wouldn't bother.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1058150 posted 03/22/12 07:35 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting mikus:

Not sure what the T is, assuming that's "zero" on the case.

I'd avoid setting timing on teh light at all and just use the "5" on the case. The angle is for shit trying to hit the "5" straightline, hitting "zero" would be even worse.




So the base timing is supposed to be set at 5 on the case? I think i set mine at T rather than 5.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1058157 posted 03/22/12 09:13 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Well it depends on the timing light. If you have a adjustable one. Set the timing light to 5 degrees and you will line the notch to the T- top dead on the case. If your light is not adjustable line the notch up to 5 degree mark on case. You can do the same with the adjustable light set at 0 degree.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1058361 posted 03/23/12 12:58 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I hope you are all grounding out the test connector when you are setting the timing as well...



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1058362 posted 03/23/12 01:07 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
And if your timing mark is jumping around a lot try using the #4 plug wire.



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Edited by GalantVR41062 (03/23/12 01:08 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1058386 posted 03/23/12 07:13 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Yeah I ground the plug to do the timing. I'm going to mess with it today. I should be getting my new chip. See iv already timed it at 5 degrees advanced but the CAS it's like all the way back on the bolt slot. If you where to look at yours. It would be like if you turned it all the way to the left and turned it back to less than a quarter inch from the bolt to the end of the slot. And I'm Pretty sure I'm at TDC on the compression stroke. I used a compression test to know. But is there another way I could do this?


Edited by Hondakiller (03/23/12 08:01 AM)

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