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Ehlekites

Ehlekites 8/18/2010

1982 Nissan 720 Base 4 Cyl 2.2L

Engine

I can't turn the distributor any more to retard my ignition timing. what does this mean?

The timing is supposed to be 3 degrees BTDC but the closest I can get is 10 degrees because the distributor is turned as far as it will go.

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HouseCallAuto

HouseCallAuto 8/18/2010

Did you disconnect and plug the vacuum advance hose that is attached to the distributor before taking the reading with the timing light on the scale?

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Ehlekites 8/18/2010

yes

tommy

tommy 8/18/2010

your cam and crankshaft marks are out of line,need to take cover off and see if they are out of line.

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HouseCallAuto

HouseCallAuto 8/18/2010

Your distributor has a plate mounted to the bottom that holds the distributor from turning, but there is also adjustment of this plate to the bottom of the distributor to which it is bolted to. Take a look.

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Ehlekites 8/20/2010

are you sure?

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