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  How to set timing on 1987 D100 with 3.7L six? - Posted: 12-24-2007, 07:46 PM
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My 1987 D100 has a slant six, 1 barrel carb and a computer. How does one set the timing since it is controlled by the computer? I know on some of the newer cars you have to unplug certain connectors, etc. What do I need to do to this one?

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 Posted: 12-25-2007, 11:20 AM
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Get it warmed up, make sure it's running at normal idle speed, then throw the timing light on it. Adjust as necessary, should be a sticker under the hood saying what to set it at. My 80 says 12*.
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i dont beleive you can set the timing its a small uncontrollable computer and my 85 went through a ESC also it wouldnt time worh a s***. if it really out of wack, like very slow response "sputtering+jolting"(mine is a standard and it did that in 3rd and 4) check your vaccum lines one of mine was actually caved in! if that dosn't work advance auto sells them for $100.00
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 Posted: 12-26-2007, 09:36 PM
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sells vacuum lines for $100?
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Lol better be gold-plated vacuum line I think he meant the computer.

You can set the initial timing by turning the distributor, like most distributored engines.
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yeah ...gold-plated .....No even beter solid gold for $1000 . no I ment the computer...sorry
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Speed is correct.....

You can set the INITIAL timing on most anything that still has a distributor...
Even completely computerized/FI engines.... And the initial timing will have an effect, even after the computer takes over.... Mostly with starting/idle....

Of course, if you get the dist really out of wack, even the computer can't make up for it...
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