Does the 1990 Nissan Micra have a timing belt or timing chain?
K10 micra is belt driven! 1000 & 1200cc's (1982- 1993)
Try buying a manual from Haynes www.haynes.co.uk Your car may well not have adjustable timing.. It could be controlled by an engine management system, in the case of ignition timing. Valve timing is controlled by the timing chain and not adjustable. Failing that, I have adjusted (old style) timing myself by ear. It seems more accurate than a cheap timing light in most cases! Good Luck, Mick
When you replace a timing chain in an engine, you must be very precise of how you remove and replace with the new one. You may have put the chain on at 180 degrees off. Marking where everything is before replacing is the best way to make sure the new one is properly put on. If all is lined up correctly and you have fire and fuel, the timing has to be the problem.
I am currently changing the timing chain on my 1998 2.0l primera. I have never worked on engines before. I started by buying the 'Nissan Primera 1990 to 1999' Haynes Manual - This tells you how to do it. You have to take apart a lot of the engine. One thing it doesn't tell you is that if you remove the cylinder head (to replace the head gasket at the same time), you don't need…
well first you need to get the timing close enough to crank then put a timing light on it and bring timing to top dead center.. which is the second mark on the timing chain cover.. there will be a mark on the harmonic balancer line that mark up with the second mark on the gauge on the timing chain cover.. and should be fine