Loosen the bolt for the distributor and turn. Now you can do it three different ways start turn it in small movements until it starts, or use a vacuum gauge until it runs or find a timing light and still guess at a starting point. There is not set directions to start to set the timing. Most of it is by ear in the first place to do the beginning setting. Then using either the ear and time to get it right. Use the timing light or vacuum gauge to set it right to the money. And none are a sure method to get the engine to run right.
A 89 yj with a 4.0 aw4 sye out of an 92xj. Now the hard part is done time to get it up in the air just a bit. Working on 8.8 with 3.73 and lsd for the rear. and new D30 hp with 3.73 .
For those who have not figured this out I'm old school but can handle the new too.
Originally Posted by bigsquat
im just cheap, and cheap makes you creative.