how can i tell if my timing is off?

Posted by Sephroth57, Jul 13, 2004

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  1. Sephroth57

    Sephroth57 Proven Member

    Joined Sep 7, 2002
    Barnegat, New Jersey
    my car is just slow feeling, ive posted about this before and people have thrown every idea they can think of i checked it all nothing helps. the only thing left i can think of is my timing, i read somoene elses post with similar problems and it turned out his timing was retarded 4 degrees. could this possibly be my problem? i have a logger, would there be a way to figure this out through my logger or would i have to physicly check somehow, and how would i go about doing that?

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  2. DSMeclipse4G63

    DSMeclipse4G63 Proven Member

    Joined Mar 10, 2003
    columbia, Maryland
    ignition timing or cam/crank timing? both can and will affect driveablilty/performance. You can chack ignition timing on your logger, engine timing youll need a timing light and youll need a manual to know what correct timing is. Have you done anything to change engine timing or do you think it jumped a tooth?
  3. mitsugsx95

    mitsugsx95 Proven Member

    Joined Sep 27, 2002
    -, Illinois
    You could just turn the crank and see where your cam marks are. That would give you a rough estimate whether or not your timing is off, but to be precise, you would have to actually look at the crank gear and cam gears to read it correctly.

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