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Was wondering how you would advance your timing on a 2gen GT?? I heard you could loosen the distributor and rotate that alittle???? How does that work? wasnt sure and seen it in a diffrent post.
 

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yep thats how you do it. just make sure you´ve got a timing light on hand so you remember the stock settings if you fuxor thing up.
 

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I advanced mine all the way in a clockwise direction (The distributor) and It runs perfect (helped quite a bit)
 

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be sure to run premium gas and listen for knock under load. If you start to knock pull the timing back.

yeah basically turn the dist and if you dont have a light listen for the idle to go higher.
 

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Man, if ScortGT has his all the way advanced, that´s something like 18 degrees advanced. The Miata group recommends up to 14 , 16 max. Hope you´re running high-test! At18, a lean-accident could kill your valves.
 

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Cool, How many of you scorters have done this to your 2gen scort?? How much of a difference????. And so pretty much if im on the drivers side of the car looking at the dist. just loosen the 2 bolts and rotate it twords the firewall??
 

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12-02-2003 at 11:02, TheBlade wrote:
yeah basically turn the dist and if you dont have a light listen for the idle to go higher.
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So you´re saying that you should advance timing until you get a slightly higher idle? Could you explain this a little more?

Also...
I don´t have a light, but I plan on buying one soon. What kind of light should I get?
Also, I can´t seem to locate the crankshaft degree meter. It´s on the left side of the crankshaft, when looking down into the engine bay standing in front of the car? I don´t see any meters down there...

And isn´t advanced timing supposed to help low end torque, but HURT top end horsepower? Could somebody clear this up?
 
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