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How do you TIme your engine?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Stoopalini, Dec 13, 2000.

  1. Stoopalini

    Stoopalini 1/2 ton status

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    Just wondering what method(s) you guys use to set your timing.

    The two I've always used are a timing gun, and the 'power timing' method.

    In my experience, Power Timing has always produced better performance then using the gun, but that could just be me.

    Anyone else have input?

    Thomas.

    -- '84 K5 Blazer --
    http://Stoopalini.coloradok5.com
     
  2. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    If'n ya got one of them thar newfangled kompewters under the hood, ya just set it and forget it. [​IMG]

    <font color=black>HarryH3 - '75 K5</font color=black>
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  3. kpanza

    kpanza 1/2 ton status

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    If you have the computer controlled type, just unplug the connection on the firewall (driver's side) and use your timing gun to set the timing at or near 0... (mine seems to like about 3 degrees advanced with my engine mods), then just plug the connection back in and the computer takes it from there!!
     
  4. Gopherkiller

    Gopherkiller 1/2 ton status

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    "power timing" works great. If your outfit starts good, doesn't spark knock, has plenty of power, and turns off OK, then you're in good shape.
     
  5. 78k5

    78k5 1/2 ton status

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    I have always used the gun and never had any problems but that is with no computer controlled engines to.
     

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