1) Mark the timing mark on the harmonic balancer white paint marker works best (should be 10 degrees BTDC). 2) Get the engine to normal operating temperature then turn the car off. 3) Pull the PIP (profile ignition pick up) this is the little end cap looking plug that is on the wiring harness next to the plug on your distributor, without pulling this before setting the timing you will be doing more bad than good. 4) Once the PIP is pulled hook up you timing light (probe on cylinder #1 spark plug wire) then restart the car. 5) Crack the hold down bolt for the distributor slightly (should be a 13mm) just enough to spin the distributor and cap assembly clockwise or counter clockwise as needed (caution: if your wires or distributor cap are old beware, you could be in for a real shock literally)point the timing light at the timing marks and pointer (the lower left of the water pump- looks like a little arrow-)monitor the existing timing and set as needed. 6) Turn the car off reinstall the PIP, you are done. For more power set the timing to 12 - 13 degrees instead of 10 but you will need to run high test gas.(But it's worth it) Hopefully this information helps, enjoy your 5.0.
Just to add a little more info, the PIP on a 95 MustangGT is located on the passenger fender well just behind the Mass air box. It is a black plug in with a little grey square peice on the end about 1/2" wide. When you pull it out, put t in your pocket cause you don't want to loose it since you have to reinstall it after you set your base timing.
There is no timing adjustment on fuel injected models the ignition timing is set by the ECU . Regards:
How do you set the timing on a 2300 mustang
If you have the 3.8L engine, ignition timing is controlled by the computer and cannot be altered without making changes to the computer. If you have the 3.1L engine, which has a distributor, you can set the timing as you would on any engine with a distributor.
there are two dots on the distributor they have to be lined up on tdc
what timing are you trying to set? the cam timing or the ignition timing?
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That requires an engine scanner to set the timing.
Ignition timing is automatically set. sorry.
Ignition timing or valve timing?
Timing is set by the PCM and is not adjustable.
Ignition timing has no adjustment on these bikes.