Adjusting static timing




Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Pietersburg
    Age
    49
    Posts
    1,366
    Thanked: 4

    Default Adjusting static timing

    I would like to adjust the timing on my Ford Escort Mk 1 1600cc X-flow.

    I would like to make use of the static timing method, but cannot remember exactly how its done.

    Is there anybody that can help?
    Deon

    If you can't fix it with a hammer,you have an electrical problem...


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Benoni
    Age
    43
    Posts
    1,035
    Thanked: 0

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by dcsmax View Post
    I would like to adjust the timing on my Ford Escort Mk 1 1600cc X-flow.

    I would like to make use of the static timing method, but cannot remember exactly how its done.

    Is there anybody that can help?
    Get your no: 1 cyl on fire. (valves tappets loose)
    Turn crank pulley to desired deg.
    Loosen dizzy and remove dizzy cap.
    Switch on ignition.
    Turn dizzy slowly untill points spark.
    Replace everything and tighten.
    '94 Hilux 4x4 3.0 D/Cab. KZTE Eng.
    2007 Fortuner 4x4 4L V6 AT

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Pietersburg
    Age
    49
    Posts
    1,366
    Thanked: 4

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by TopHilux Hilton View Post
    Turn dizzy slowly untill points spark.
    Replace everything and tighten.
    Hilton,

    WHen using a 12v globe to indicate exactly when points spark, how would I connect the globe?
    Deon

    If you can't fix it with a hammer,you have an electrical problem...


  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Benoni
    Age
    43
    Posts
    1,035
    Thanked: 0

    Default

    I've never used a globe, but I can only amagine it must be connected to the points somehow...
    '94 Hilux 4x4 3.0 D/Cab. KZTE Eng.
    2007 Fortuner 4x4 4L V6 AT

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Klerksdorp
    Age
    73
    Posts
    4,988
    Thanked: 227

    Default

    Connect it across the points, it should burn when the points are open. When they close, the bulb must go out.

    Use a very light-wattage bulb, such as those that Midas sell in those brass testers, or a dashboard bulb (12), do not use a high-wattage bulb.


    -F_D
    Eric Skeen is the Family Dog
    White Fang:
    1999 2700i DC Raider 4x4
    Bull Dog: 1987 4Y-EFI 2200 DC 4x4
    Pra Dog: 1998 Prado VX 3.4 V6
    Hound Dog: 2000 2700i SC 4x4

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Pretoria
    Age
    61
    Posts
    410
    Thanked: 2

    Default

    No.1 piston to TDC (at whatever degree's before you want to adjust to). Loosen distributor. Test light to negative of coil. Turn distributor anticlockwise till light goes out, back clockwise till light comes back on, and fasten distributor.
    I am not a complete idiot - there are still some parts missing
    Please don't send me a PM without direct contact details
    97 SVM 3000
    86 HiLux D/C

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 2011/09/18, 07:40 PM
  2. 5.4km per litre
    By Bushwizard in forum Mitsubishi
    Replies: 74
    Last Post: 2009/04/06, 03:43 PM
  3. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 2009/03/13, 06:50 PM
  4. Discovery I Tdi 300 timing belt cover dust seal
    By Thys Willemse in forum Land Rover
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 2008/01/02, 12:33 PM
  5. Replies: 10
    Last Post: 2007/10/16, 08:18 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •