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post #1 of 5 Old 01-16-2006, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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setting ignition timing???

I need some help setting the ignition timing on a 1988 cherokee.

I'm dropping in a new block and using the old distributor. Is there something I need to do to disable the timing advance? The tag/decal on the firewall says the timing is not adjustable so how do I know when it's correct.

I assume that I'll need to find the no.1 cylinder and match the rotor button to the no. 1 plug wire blah blah blah, but beyond that what else do I need to do to get it running and set the timing?

many thanks.

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post #2 of 5 Old 01-16-2006, 06:57 PM
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That's all you'll need to do. The PCM will adjust timing more or less once it starts up.

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post #3 of 5 Old 01-17-2006, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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so then there isn't a base timing that needs to set first, right?

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post #4 of 5 Old 01-17-2006, 11:28 AM
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No base timing. ECU does it all. You have to be dead on when installing the distributor though. On tooth off will let it run, but it will run really poorly.

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post #5 of 5 Old 01-17-2006, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
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wow.

thanks guys.

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