IN order to answer this question, the year of the motor is a necessity because the type of ignition differs. Yet, since you are talking about setting timing it is probably a motor with a distribuitor, as opposed to coil packs. To set timing, you must have a timing light; a light with an advance is optimal and what I use. Start off by connecting the power leads of the light to your vehicle's motor and the other lead wire to the number one cylinder plug wire on your motor (the cylinder on the right bank in the very front when facing the front end of the vehicle). Then, start the vehicle and point the timing light towards the left side of the harmonic balancer, there should be a small plate with an "A , 0 , and R". On the harmonic balancer, there should be a small tick mark that keeps moving, that will point out the timing. In order to adjust timing, you must move the distributor back and forth after loosing the retaining nut for it. Set the desired advance on your timing light and then move the distributor until you see the tick mark hitting "0". Optimal timing for a stock 350 is about 12 to 13. after the timing is set, tighten up the retaining nut, shut down the motor, and clean up.
don't for get to unplug the vacume hose befor you set the timing
set timing at 4 degrees above top degrees center
For a 350 Full size Chevy....
1988-1990 TBI 20 degrees BTDC
1988-1990 MPFI 6 degrees BTDC
Source: Haynes Automotive Manual
how do you set the timing for a 1997 Chevy 350 5.7 engine
how do i set the timing for a chevy 350 small block?
In order to set the timing on a 98 Chevy 350 vortex, you have to time with a scan tool that will let you set timing. Or let garage do it
There is a big difference in how timing is set. We need to know what year.
turn the distributor
trying to set base timing on a 97 Chevy c1500 with a 5.7 engine the wire to disconnect to set base timing is ?
The timing is electronic controlled. You MUST have an OBDII engine scanner to set the timing to specs. Timing light will not work.
Chevrolet s10 v6 2.8 liter pickup timing degree, how to set the degree
after diconecting the computer, the timing should be ajusted and set at zero deg.!!! 00000
all Chevy tbi's are to be set at 0 degrees
0 TDC / Top dead center.
You can not use a timing light to set the timing on that year engine. The timing is computer controlled and it requires a engine scanner to set the timing.
Just set timing for 4 deg BTDC on my 69 runs great.
That requires some one that has an OBD2 engine scanner and KNOWS how to use it. The timing is electronic controlled. You can set the base timing by ear.
The only way to set the timing is with a OBDII engine scanner. You CANNOT use a timing light. The timing is computor controlled.
The Chevy 350 does not have a timing belt, It has a timing chain. If you are wanting to know where to set the timing, then I need to know the year of the engine. Thay are all different.
what is the timing specifications for 1985 Chevy with a 5.7 liter 350?
At zero. Tdc ( top dead center )
ZERO TDC / Top Dead Center
how do you set the timing on a 1993 Chevy pick up
timing for 1984 350 is 18436572
Rpm needs to be set at 800 - 900 .. that is factory setting.
The Firing order for a Chevy 350 is 18436572.
Yes. Unhook and plug the hose going to the distributor, set the timing to factory specs, then replace the hose.