well i wasn’t aware of the “service connector” that you have to jump on the 92-93 to adjust the timing when i “advanced” my distributor timing awhile ago, so my question is this, i’m trying to sort out my random idle that i’m getting and this might be the key that i need to double check, so should i just move the distributor back to stock and check the timing again? or should i jump the connector first before doing anything?
Someone will correct me if Im wrong but I think unless you jumped the service connector your timing advancement would not take hold. Therefore moving it back without jumping the connector would be fine…Or just jump it now and follow the timing advance instructions word for word from the teg tips section.
Hope im not wrong in this but thats what I did anyway, cuz the first time I advanced timing i didnt know about the service connector either. And when I did it it didnt cause any problems. i would definately remedy that sooner rather than later though. Dunno if it will effect your random idle though, sounds more like the old FITV or IACV problem.
jumping the connector allows you to set the initial base timing without the ECU interfering.
Question pertaining to this.
Can you time it. Unjump the ecu move the §§§§§ forward (cause say getting it to spec means its turned all the way back) then re jump the ecu and retard the timing more? lol
no you cannot…
can i turn the rotor in there? lol
my damn timing is as far as it will go and its still at the outer advanced mark =(
you can turn the rotor but its still going to be aligned to the camshaft key because a set screw holds it in place. and it will ONLY fit one way because the shaft is “D” shape so you dont end up moving it around or putting it backwards…etc.
and how far do you need to advance timing? or better yet why?
[QUOTE=tilegend;1955729]you can turn the rotor but its still going to be aligned to the camshaft key because a set screw holds it in place. and it will ONLY fit one way because the shaft is “D” shape so you dont end up moving it around or putting it backwards…etc.
and how far do you need to advance timing? or better yet why?[/QUOTE]
This isnt my car, but I happen to be there. The timiing is all the way retarded and is still barely on 18 BFTC
is that correct, troy?
what is the idle rpms?
You’re right Glynn
The timing is turned as far as it will go. 18degrees btdc.
My idle is fine. ~800 rpm
The vtec cross over prior to doing this was like… 80 hp then 180hp BAM! lol now its smooth but i can’t take off very well it dogs like crazy sounds like sububoo
that also could be resultant of my compression issues though i’m not smoking at all which is strange. I have jdm p73 pistons. rings are probably shot some where along the way. I have to have the head pressure tested as well after i do the leak down chances are i have valves not seating all the way.
but ya my timing is advanced 2-3 degrees and i want it a little retarded lol
Anyone got any idea on this:shrug: