you do not adjust a distributor cap you adjust the timing.
>you don't adjust the vaccuum advance. you adjust the distributor. then when engine is running the vaccuum advance will work automatically to the needs of the engine< As a matter of fact, the Ford vacuum advance is easily adjustable. Put a 1/8" Allen wrench through the open of the vacuum advance canister where the vacuum hose goes. Screw it in to slow the rate of advance and screw it out to speed it up. I think it works on a spring preload system.
how do i adjust my distributor for timing
timing the engine is done thru the ecu but u could unbolt ur distributor and rotate it to adjust your timing. but be careful. dont advance to much more otherwise u will have knocking problems
pull the hose off the vacuum advance and some of them have a set screw inside the hole.
i replaced a distributor cap on my Nissan altima se.now i belive the timingchain needs adjustment .how do i line up the timingchain.?
try to adjust the distributor.
you have to put the car into timing mode:-unplug the TPS-Rev up to 3k about three or four times-Put a timing light on the crank pulley and check your marks (every car is different with there timing marks)-To advance to retard timing you have to loosing the bolts on the distributor and move the distributor shaft to the proper setting to adjust timing (Car has to be running and it may run rough because the TPS is unplugged this is normal)-Then recheck timing with timing light/gun and tighten the distributor shaft.Remember - If you advance your timing to run higher octane fuel to aviod detonation.
You would have to buy a cure kit for the Distributor. It comes with springs and weights. Just follow the directions, It's trile and erea.
You may need to turn your distributor a small amount, but you MUST adjust the air-fuel ratio.
if it's a carb. adjust your idle screw out.