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Got it running! Some 002 distributor info


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Sounds great so far! Two new tools make it easier to to get tell whats going on. Firstly the new adjustable timing light. Well not new- used snap-on from ebay. So the timing curve runs on the 002 distributor runs like this.

600- 0degrees

950- curve kicks in

1000- 2 deg

1500- 14deg

2000- 19deg

2500- 25deg

3000- 27deg

3500- 29deg

4000- 32deg

So the curve starts off about the same but then it drops off early- so I'll advance it tomorrow and see if I can get the idle nice. I set the timing as the factory specified however I think I will just set the maximum advance at the factory spec and then see how run down low.

2nd new tool- wideband o2 from innovate motorsports. Man its so nice- I just hooked it up and set the idle- no messing around to get it smooth. So tomorrow I'll put it on the road and check it out- I can't wait!

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Do you have the steering wheel in the "right" place

for Japan or you have to drive like the Post Office

here? Worse yet like Kevin Clyne in a "fish call

Wanda". Sorry I always wonder about that kind of

stuff.

Can you someday take a picture of your 02 in front

of Mt Fuji? That would be awesome.

Cheers!

Michael

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I have been trying to set the timing in my 02 with

the 02 dist. so far I split the 25 degree ball in the

window at 1400 rpm's per the factory spec. is this

what you are doing? the performance is good once

the engine warms up but startup is a little tough, I

have a brand new weber 32/36 with manual choke

and very good compression, any suggestions? tia

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I just set my timing static and adjust advance

so that I don't knock on a hot day going uphill.

You want as much advance as possible without knocking.

I have tii dist/pistons and pertronic ignition.

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that is what some other mechanic told me to do but I donät

really know what im listening for, is knocking the same as

pinging at what rpm do you hear it tia

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for the tii without vacumme advance. For the US spec it is listed as 25 deg (steel ball) at 2700rpm. In the blue factory book values changed side by side with changes in fuel composition. As lead was limited to a certain percentage in Germany the values were all retarded about 4deg. The values footnoted for the U.S. initially 4-5 deg retarded from the standard values and 2 degree behind at full advance - So actually the values that I obtained are easily within specs for the US cars- Of course I am in Japan so who knows.

At any rate I believe that more advance is good for a more complete burn. Of course preigntion is a bad thing. When I used to work at independent BMW shop as a lackey my boss told me to set my timing by ear and I did it thusly- Advance a few degrees then drive up a hill in low gear kinda lugging the motor a little. This way its easy to hear the pinging. Advance a few mor until I heard it. Then back off until I was absolutly sure that I didn't hear any. That seemed to work very well. Now that I have tools I have not sone that- however I think that I will experiment with that again and measre it just to see where I end up relative to the factory settings. Still it is all an approximation as the curve is unadjustable.

I wonder how anyone can recurve one of these accurately. Given the curve specifics are determined by the fuel characteristcs as much as the engine type it seems that re-curving to the factory specs wouldn't necessarily be the way to go.

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that I brought with me- but I am driving on the left side of the road- ususally anyway. Its a little strange- tolls, for example are kinda a drag- but hey.

Hmmm Fuji-san Thats a great idea!

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