Ignition Timing >>> A bit confused!
Hey guys, well I am currently trying to set the timing on the EA. I have never done this before, and basically, I don't think it has bee done since it came out of the factory.
I earthed the input plug so that the car is in self test mode.
And the car is at operating temp.
When I initially checked the timing, it was about 1 inch to the left of the IGN mark, this was when idle was at about 800rpm I am assuming the 10 deg BTDC is on the IGN mark, and that where I tried setting the mark to.
Once the idle dropped down to the 500rpm mark, it got a little rougher, and the timing mark moved closer to the IGN mark, but was still about 1cm to the left.
I adjusted it so that it is still a little to the left of the IGN mark (Retarded) and when the idle dropped, it alternated between being on the IGN mark, and being advance past it.
Should I set the idle speed to something different because it's probably stuffing up the settings or something?
If I set it on the IGN mark at 800rpm will this be ok?
Just a little confused about this one.
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