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Posted 24 August 2012 - 02:28 PM
What is the factory timing for the ea71
Posted 24 August 2012 - 06:26 PM
Posted 24 August 2012 - 07:09 PM
The factory specs for a EA71 are 8 degrees BTDC but you can ususally advance the timing a little, say 10 or 12.
22 degrees seems a bit excessive... Sorry not sure what would be causing that.
Posted 24 August 2012 - 10:11 PM
8 degrees plus or minus 2, disconnect the vacuum hoses going into the distributor before timing it
with this timing now i am getting even less top end power and it's backfiring when i step on it in third. fml.
Posted 24 August 2012 - 10:20 PM
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Posted 05 January 2013 - 12:15 PM
Will this engine run better with an ea81 distributor? I read a comment somewhere that says the 2wd version has a better spark curve. Don't most of those also just have an advance vacuum?
Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:41 AM
Turn the rotor to see if it rotates about 10 degrees and then snaps back smoothly. If not then this could be the problem. (worn or broken springs or springs fallen off or rotor sticking)
For sure, disconnect and plug VAC advance when testing. Don't worry about the VAC too much. All it really does is give you better millage when cruizing. Most cars of this age have broken VACs and people don't even notice.
Also you may want to verify the timing marks on the flywheel. I changed the flywheel on my EA71 and figured out the hard way that the timing marks are not the same as the original one. If you take out the NO 1 spark plug you can just about see the piston at TDC. Not a very accurate method but it will give you a ball park to work on.
Keep us posted on the out come.
Lastly, a super rich fuel mix could also be the problem but I would want to check the above before looking at this.
Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:26 PM
Heaps of good advice on this thread from people who bothered to give time but no feedback or conclusion..........
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