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85 Carbed EA82 Wagon Cranks but wont Start
Posted 28 October 2005 - 11:48 AM
Posted 28 October 2005 - 11:51 AM
Posted 28 October 2005 - 11:56 AM
Posted 28 October 2005 - 12:24 PM
Posted 28 October 2005 - 05:07 PM
At least with the SPFI EA82s to make sure the disty is in the right position...
-take off the passenger side tbelt cover,
-crank it around by hand until the 'dot' on the cam points north-west (straight up being north)
-At this point, the disty should be pointing right at the #1 plug wire on the distributor cap.
I presume this procedure is the same for a carbed EA82.
Posted 31 October 2005 - 02:54 AM
Posted 31 October 2005 - 03:20 AM
Posted 31 October 2005 - 12:30 PM
What you're talking about is ignition timing, which determines where in a stroke the spark plug will fire. The factory specs are "optimum" for economy and reliability, but you can usually pick up a little power by advancing 2 to 4 degrees (additional) BTDC. Advancing the spark will also help compensate for altitude.
If you don't have a timing light and can't get your hands on one, you can get close by timing by ear. Start with the timing mark at the specified advance (probably about 8 degrees BTDC). Note where the number one plug wire is on the distributor cap (you might make a small mark on the side of the distributor base) and remove the cap. Turn the distributor so that the rotor is pointing straight to the mark you made. You should now be close enough for the engine to run for you.
If the rotor isn't pointing anywhere near #1 when you remove the cap, you're probably 180 degrees out (which means you're on the exhaust rather than the compression stroke). Just turn the engine one complete revolution (one engine revolution equals 1/2 distributor revolution).
Posted 31 October 2005 - 04:41 PM
The timing was "180 out" I am not sure what that means but I pulled of the Disty and rotated until the Rotor was pointed right before #1. But is the base timing different than the Ignition timing??? I am confused on this whole timing thing. Any ideas would be helpful. Thanks
A normal car engine has a 4 stroke cycle of the piston. The positions are intake, compression, power, and exhaust. When the disty is 180 degrees out, it is trying to fire a plug (180 degrees away) while the cylinder the rotor is pointed to, is on the exhaust stroke instead of the compression stroke.
Posted 02 November 2005 - 04:31 AM
Posted 02 November 2005 - 05:28 AM
20 for spfi
8-12 iirc for carby models
Posted 02 November 2005 - 12:22 PM
I think the dial on the rear of the light allows you to see where the mark would be when you turn the dial to your timing setting. It has been too many years to remember for sure.
Posted 04 November 2005 - 01:36 AM
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