View Full Version : timing issue....

02-16-2010, 10:40 AM
So a couple weeks ago, I took my beater to get smogged in order to register it. The kid does the tests, runs the numbers and comes back to me saying it passed the emissions, but failed the visual and timing portion. Que?! So he shows me whats missing and mentions my timing is 15 degrees BTDC.... now im guessing my distributor is off a bit. In what direction do I turn it (if i can) to correct mmy timing issue. BTW, i have a 3sfe. Thanks.

02-16-2010, 08:47 PM
You need a timing light.

Loosen the distributor adjusting bolt.

Start the car, and bridge TE1 and E1 at the diagnostics box.

Check the timing, now turn it counter-clockwise a bit, and with your timing gun, check what your timing is at now.

When all set, remove the bridge. Tighten up the bolt.

02-16-2010, 10:33 PM
Timing should be set at 10deg.

02-16-2010, 10:47 PM
sweet, counter clock-wise.... thanks