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jp2code 08-17-2012 05:19 PM

Ignition Timing
 
Where is the info for Ignition Timing stored? If it is in the Factory Service Manuals, I can't locate the right section.

Is it in the Owner's Manual?

I guess the older KA 4cylinder is 15 BTDC (Before Top Dead Center) according to JUSTANSWER then 3 BTDC according to ANOTHER JUSTANSWER.

A post on NICOCLUB says 20 BTDC for the VG30E.

Is 20 BTDC correct for the VG30E?

http://www.justanswer.com/uploads/Vi...547_timing.jpg
http://www.justanswer.com/uploads/Vi...75600_mark.jpg

Bullitt_180sx 08-17-2012 06:43 PM

My FSM for my 1997 says 10 +/- 2 degrees.

jp2code 08-17-2012 08:31 PM

What section of the manual is that in, if you don't mind me asking?

alabama_lowlife 08-17-2012 09:01 PM

1997 is for ka24e only. Vg30 was not available after 95. The pic below is from the 1995 manual in the vg30 section of the EF book.
http://i621.photobucket.com/albums/t...AA7B5D3BF8.jpg

jp2code 08-17-2012 09:17 PM

Sweet! I knew it had to be in there some freakin' where!

So, your phone displays PDFs, takes screenshots, and uploads them to your Photobucket account? Maybe I need a new phone. My Razr V3 doesn't do any of that stuff.

alabama_lowlife 08-17-2012 09:31 PM

iPhone!!!! Yeah I have several of the fsm's on my phone.

Bullitt_180sx 08-17-2012 09:38 PM

^^^the best part is having them in iBooks lol.

jp2code 08-18-2012 01:51 PM

Maybe this could be a sticky. It has 4cyl and 6cyl info.

yankabilly 08-18-2012 03:08 PM

^^^^agree^^^^^

alabama_lowlife 08-18-2012 03:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jp2code (Post 294502)
Maybe this could be a sticky. It has 4cyl and 6cyl info.

Consider it done

Cbohannan101 12-29-2012 12:11 AM

I work/co-own a shop in ATL. I have full OE standards for wiring, engine specs, internal specs, and full OE parts listings because of our wholesale relationships. I'm always down to lend a hand if you guys need some help!

raqball 01-12-2013 05:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alabama_lowlife (Post 294386)
iPhone!!!! Yeah I have several of the fsm's on my phone.

Lame question but how did you get the FSM on the iPhone?

I have an iPad and would like to do the same!

Thanks!

alabama_lowlife 01-12-2013 05:49 PM

You need ibooks to open pdfs on an iphone. I'm sure its the same on an ipad. Follow the link in my signature to the hardbody FSMs on nicoclub, open it, and it should ask you if you want to open it in ibooks. That saves it to the phone.

raqball 01-15-2013 02:16 PM

Thanks!

I didn't have iBooks but once downloaded it works great now on my iPad! :-)

jcbenoit 03-05-2013 02:03 AM

Alright so I have a 1994 Nissan hardbody auto trans 2.4l 2wd, so my idle rpm is suppose to be between 550-750 rpm and the timing degree is 3. When I'm timing it, it would have to be a bit under the 5 degree mark. Also is there any procedure to timing the truck or do I just turn the distributor thingy. :) Did i get everything right please correct me if I'm wrong.

alabama_lowlife 03-05-2013 03:21 AM

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.

jcbenoit 03-05-2013 04:18 AM

Alright thank you and its that simple no reset required?
Very appreciated

alabama_lowlife 03-05-2013 10:52 AM

That's all, it's really that easy.

jayman4x4 03-23-2013 07:21 PM

Just curious...will my d21 2.4 hesitate when i give it gas, just for a split secound, if the timing is off just alittle?

jp2code 03-24-2013 12:24 AM

Not sure, but I'd think that was a vacuum leak.

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

Quote:

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.

jp2code 03-25-2016 05:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by swampyankee (Post 451980)
Just Curious, but how do you do the Timing on an Automatic with the Vehicle in "DRIVE"?
Jack up the rear wheels.

Just put the transmission into Neutral and proceed.

:drink:

swampyankee 03-25-2016 06:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jp2code (Post 451984)
Just put the transmission into Neutral and proceed.

:drink:

The Reason I asked Joe, was the instruction sheet from your first post requires the vehicle to be in "Drive". There's even a footnote.

jp2code 03-25-2016 07:46 PM

That's going to make it hard to check the timing, then.

I guess you have to have your buddy do the timing while you steer the vehicle.

Otherwise, you'd have to use the emergency brake or wheel chocks.

chrisba 05-02-2016 01:01 PM

I have loosened the two bolts holding the distributor down but can't get it to move any suggestions.

jp2code 05-02-2016 01:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chrisba (Post 455383)
I have loosened the two bolts holding the distributor down but can't get it to move any suggestions.

That sounds odd. I've never heard of that.

Are you sure you loosened the right bolts?

alabama_lowlife 05-02-2016 01:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chrisba (Post 455383)
I have loosened the two bolts holding the distributor down but can't get it to move any suggestions.

Could be a little corrosion or something holding it in place. Might try tapping it with a block of wood and a hammer.

chrisba 05-02-2016 02:19 PM

I got it to move with a little gentle persuasion. Thank you

uwantitrightdoityourself 06-16-2018 08:53 PM

my truck is a 97 too, I found timing specs on EC-323, Under: Inspection and adjustment. page-463. I know I saw it somewhere else too but I couldn't find it just now.
Leonard


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