Re: [DML] Can someone explain this? (distributor positioning)
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Re: [DML] Can someone explain this? (distributor positioning)

>>Are you using a timing light while you are making these adjustments?

-----No, I'm not this time. Adjusting the distributor centerline it 
runs 13 degress the last I checked. I'll do it again though. Is it 
not true that you can SLIGHTLY adjust the distributor with little 
effect on running quality ?

>>Moving the distributor like this changes the ignition timing. 

-----I know this.

>>You need to get it set at the proper spec, then find out the other 
reasons the car is not running right.

-----Thats the problem. I've had it set to proper specs, and when the 
engine is started first time of the day it will run smooth until it's 
warm. I've gone over everything (CPR, cold start valves, resistor, 
relays, rebuilt distributor, etc) or replaced parts (idle motor, idle 
motor pipes, idle ECU, fuel lines, spark plugs, splug wires, coil, 
cap & rotor, etc.) and the ONLY thing that makes the car run good is 
adjusting the distributor... Thats why I'm having such a hard time 
understanding whats wrong, all I want is a smooth running engine that 
can start right up. -----Dani B. #5003

> > I'm still battling to get my engine running good, but encountered 
> > problems. The distributor is adjusted a little bit counter 
> > from the center line-the engine starts right up fast, but idle 
> > condition is horrible with "popping" and rough running not to 
> > vibrations. Adjusting the distributor so it is on the centerline 
> > give me the same results as described above, just a bit less 
> > When it is adjusted a slight bit clockwise over the centerline, 
> > engine runs so smooth and perfectly! BUT after the engine is off 
for 5 
> > minutes it is hard to start, and letting it sit over night it 
> > start at all the next morning. The only way to start it is with a 
> > great deal of starting spray, or by unbolting the distributor and 
> > adjusting it CCW. So instead of having a nice running engine, I 
run it 
> > CCW to eliminate start-up problems but also have to deal with bad 
> > and roll. Does anyone have any ideas on why this is happening? Is 
> > there something else I need to replace in order to get it to 
> > right up? Thanks guys! -----Dani B. #5003 (almost there) 
> > 
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