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Old March 21st, 2013, 04:35 PM
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1995 ignition timing

Anyone know the factory specs for 1995 3.9L v8 ignition timing?
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Old March 21st, 2013, 04:55 PM
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6 degrees btdc, plus or minus 2 degrees, with vacuum advance port disconnected and plugged.
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Old March 21st, 2013, 05:23 PM
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Thanks Carlos!
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If you're running premium fuel like you're supposed to then you can crank it up to around 10 BTDC and you'll enjoy the added zip that it now has and will also help with fuel economy.
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6 degrees btdc, plus or minus 2 degrees, with vacuum advance port disconnected and plugged.
Might be a dumb question but do I plug the port or the hose?
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The side that sucks (the hose.) This allows the engine to idle normally while you set the timing.

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Might be a dumb question but do I plug the port or the hose?
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 01:08 PM
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The side that sucks (the hose.) This allows the engine to idle normally while you set the timing.

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Old April 3rd, 2013, 02:58 PM
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Any insight on the location of the bolt that loosens the distributor and the indicator tab for timing with a light? I can't seem to locate either.

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Diz hold down nut is on the drivers side. Access from the front via 9/16 box wrench.
Ignition timing pointer is buried. There's only one line of sight and you need that for the timing light!
It is on the top of the crank pulley just to the left side a hair.
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The bolt that secures the distributer is about 1.5" from and to the left (driver's) side of where the distributer shaft enters the engine block. Best to leave the indicator tab alone. That is your timing mark.
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Sweet. Thanks guys. I'll check it out tomorrow.

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Oh and I'm not going to loosen the bolt that holds the timing tab, that was just a poorly worded 2 part question by me.
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Is this the bolt that secures the distributor?

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Yup. 15mm if I remember
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Is this the bolt that secures the distributor?
No it's the nut that tightens the clamp that secures the distributor. The nut threads onto a stud in the front cover.
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