example 4 before tdc :
Pontiacs usually like 12-14 degrees initial advance. It's a good place to start.
The ignition coil is down between the firewall and the back of the engine
UNPLUG THE COMPUTER TIMING CONTROL, and set the ignition to ZERO with engine at idle, hook-up PCM control, YOUR DONE! Good luck, Jamison
somewhere on the engine
Assuming this has the 3.8 V-6 engine, the three coils are plugged into the ignition module.
6 degrees btdc
WHAT SETTING ARE YOU REFERING TO ?
The thickness of a business card!
New points, .019"Used points, .016"
there are three coils located on top of the engine right at the fire wall, bolted to the ignition module
The correct timing for a Mercruiser 3.0L 140 engine is 6 degrees BTDC. for a Mercruiser 120 the correct timing is 8 degree BTDC.
30 degrees dwell
A 1976 Chevy did not have a points ignition, but that has nothing to do with the correct timing. You will find that the engine runs best with about 8-12 degrees BTDC.
Should be 12 degrees before top dead center
Points .017 and spark plug .035
engine off and ignition on: 23 to 31 psi engine at idle: 13 to 20 psi
A 'spark ignition ' engine is your regular gasoline engine as opposed to a diesel, which is a 'compression ignition' engine
cant you need a scanner to check codes from 1996 and newer
the gap is .060 thou of inch.
The ignition control module is located on the left side of the engine, it is what the coil packs are attached to. If you remove both coil packs and unplug the two connections it will come right off.
10 degrees, non-adjustable
The timing for this engine is electronically controlled and not adjustable
Right there in the instrument cluster. Turn on the ignition switch but do not start the engine. The check engine light will stay on. If you do not see it then the bulb is burnt out or has been removed.
is the computer setting a code or check engine light, if not it could be your crank sensor.