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Doing a tune up by richfiero
Started on: 05-18-2006 11:37 AM
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Last post by: datacop on 05-18-2006 01:27 PM
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Report this Post05-18-2006 11:37 AM Click Here to See the Profile for richfieroClick Here to Email richfieroSend a Private Message to richfieroDirect Link to This Post
How many people on a tune up on a car with a distributor check the timing. I'm asking because my Dad says I'm doing a half a$$ job if I don't check the timing. I have never herd of this before doing a basic tune up.
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Report this Post05-18-2006 11:54 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Marvin McInnisClick Here to visit Marvin McInnis's HomePageSend a Private Message to Marvin McInnisDirect Link to This Post
In the old-style ignition systems with mechanical points it would be mandatory. Virtually anything you touch in the distributor will affect timing.

With more modern ignition systems I would usually consider checking the timing to be optional ... but why not? It doesn't take much time, and then you know for sure that the timing is correct. Many sad stories begin with the words "I just assumed ...."

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Report this Post05-18-2006 12:09 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Jax184Click Here to visit Jax184's HomePageSend a Private Message to Jax184Direct Link to This Post
On old points engines, as stated above, the timing needed to be checked and adjusted quite often. The wearing of the points would need them to be readjusted, and so on. But with a modern electronic ignition or a full scale DIS, the timing can't really go drifting off. Can't hurt to check it from time to time though.
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quote
Originally posted by Marvin McInnis:
Many sad stories begin with the words "I just assumed ...."



but those are always the best stories
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Originally posted by Wht&BluGT:


but those are always the best stories


I always thought the BEST stories started with "This one time.. at band camp..."
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