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MrBoomPow 05-15-2013 04:33 AM

this might be the problem.. why my truck sputters when giving to much gas..

dezert-rat 06-30-2013 06:09 AM

now ive read, if you do the 240 intake manifold and cam swap you may need to adjust ignition timing. does anyone know what it may need to be adjusted too?

tinkersalot 08-17-2013 11:43 PM

Adjust the timing to best performance. Adjust it, drive it, check the plugs and keep after it till you find out what works best. Unless you want to spend money on dyno tuning and finding the best timing setting by horsepower and torque numbers. I wouldn't even just set a factory vehicle at the factory timing and leave it alone. I would tune it till i got the most efficiency out of it.

But, to each his own.

86NissanV6 07-21-2014 10:30 PM

I have a question, in my '86 VG30i, I adjusted my distributor based on how healthy the idle sounds, but with the healthiest sounding idle, it was far slower on acceleration than a little ahead/behind. (Couldn't remember which one I made it.) But the fastest accelerating adjustment barely sounded healthy. My question is, why is this? I did what tinkersalot said and adjusted to performance, but I guess my question is really why isn't the healthiest sounding the best?

alabama_lowlife 07-21-2014 10:36 PM

I'm figuring Nissan's engineers know a little more about engine tuning that I do, so I just defer to their settings. I'm not saying that things can be done to improve in certain areas, but it's my daily driver.

TOMPANDS 08-03-2014 02:51 PM

Yeah mine too

ahardb0dy 08-12-2014 03:26 AM

why is the timing in a KA24E in the 240SX set at 20 degrees, is it because it uses a different cam? Just curious.

rockytop 03-24-2016 02:14 PM


Originally Posted by alabama_lowlife (Post 327673)
Just loosen the bolts so you can turn the distributor. Hook up the timing light and set it to 10 degrees which is the 4th mark from the left.

Is the 1990 factory service manual the same as for a 1992 ?

jp2code 03-24-2016 03:27 PM

> Is the 1990 factory service manual the same as for a 1992?

Yes. There was no change.

swampyankee 03-25-2016 04:11 PM

Just Curious, but how do you do the Timing on an Automatic with the Vehicle in "DRIVE"?
Jack up the rear wheels.

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