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Ignition timing EA82. Distributor can't turn anymore
Posted 19 November 2003 - 09:58 AM
Posted 19 November 2003 - 10:52 AM
Or are you stuck not being able to get proper timing at idle? That would be strange and related to the dist. *maybe* being a single tooth off against the camshaft? I am not sure here - better minds than mine will hopefully chime in.
Best of luck,
Posted 19 November 2003 - 12:36 PM
Posted 19 November 2003 - 04:04 PM
Posted 19 November 2003 - 04:10 PM
Posted 19 November 2003 - 04:14 PM
Posted 19 November 2003 - 04:56 PM
Set the car to TDC (on #1 of course). Confirm this via timing mark at crankcase. To be extra sure, remove #1 plug and note if, with finger over hole, compression is felt: this indicates two closed valves.
Now pull the dist. cap and, hopefully, Subaru has marked a small notch on the dist. that should orient with your rotor. In your case, should the dist. be off as we have postulated, that mark will *not* line up with the rotor. Your job is to align the rotor by essentially moving the body of the dist. Since you can't do that (you are out of room) you will now need to remove the dist and turn it as needed to align that rotor with the notch on the dist body. Since most all dists use a near-worm type gear, you will be putting the dist. in and the rotor will turn as the gear engages with the camshaft end. You may need to try this a few times to bring your dist into spec.
Really, the thing to remember is to set the car exactly to TDC and then bring the dist., by removal and turning, into a usable range of rotation again. This is typically noted by the rotor/notch relation.
This is the way the Bosch and Lucas distributors work. I have never taken a look at a Soobs so I am a bit in the dark here, but surely some *real* mechanic on this 'board will chime in with concrete knowledge.
Best of luck,
Posted 19 November 2003 - 04:59 PM
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Posted 19 November 2003 - 05:11 PM
Posted 19 November 2003 - 05:13 PM
Posted 19 November 2003 - 05:24 PM
One thing I am still not getting is if you are not finding your timing mark at idle or when you rev the engine to find full advance. Which is it? If advance, you ought to be looking at leaks or a blown diaphragm (sp?) in the pod on the side of your dist. Apples and Oranges so let us know what you are seeing that tells you something is wrong.
Posted 19 November 2003 - 05:28 PM
Posted 19 November 2003 - 05:57 PM
sounds like the dizzy is a tooth off..
Posted 19 November 2003 - 09:32 PM
so pop of cap. mark location of dist AND rotor incase you get messed up. remove the 2 bolts that hold in the disty and using both hands, one on the dist. body and one on the rotor. pull up untill you can rotate the dist shaft freely. rotate it a bit in wich ever direction you decide it needs to go and push it down again.
the rotor will turn as you pull it out dot let it confuse you.
rallykeith is right too but I have a really easy way to check that too. using a timing light to check #1 tdc then clip onto the companion cyl. and check timing. it should be the same. I think its #4? could be wrong bout that but you can verify by tring it.
my 85 gl ea82 carbed was good arond 5 deg.
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