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Old 05-21-2012, 10:09 PM   #1
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what is the proper timing for stock motor and i cannot see the markings on the balancer so i really need help!
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:10 PM   #2
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Try about 12-14 degrees BTDC. Put a dot of white paint on 0-degrees if you have an adjustable timing light or on the desired advance if you do not.
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Old 05-28-2012, 01:12 PM   #3
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Tks that helped me now my gas hand is on the full mark and its not full of gas how do I fix this problem, I checked the fuse its good?
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gonna move this to 5.0 tech for you
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:44 PM   #5
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I just smeared some white paint on the timing marks. I can see the whole range with the timing light. I set my timing at 11 deg btdc with the spout out. Seems like a good setting for 85 gas and still gives me good power.
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My 88 has occasionally done the full tank on the gauge thing for ever. It will usually drop back down after driving a bit.
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How did a sending unit question get in this discussion?
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