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What is normal timing advance as seen from my ECU via OBD2?

I am looking for help with my timing advance. I have just got the Torque app and am reading the data from my Ford Fiesta WS Petrol 1.6L 2010 model. This is the graph here. As you can see, RPM is ...
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Did my mechanic break my car?

I recently brought my car in for a 175k recommended maintenance (oil change) and when about to drive out of the dealer i heard a loud knocking sound from the engine. I asked them to keep the car and ...
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New plugs, but problems starting (not firing on all cylinders) and poor fuel economy?

Car is a '93 Mk1 VW Cabriolet, 1.8lt injected. The car has had trouble starting - feels like only some of the cylinders are firing. If I rev the engine a little the problem goes away after a few ...
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2011 f150 ecoboost timing chain and valve train

Looking to find the book rate for how many hours labour to change full timing set including vct's, chains and intake cams 3.5l ecoboost
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Wiring an advancer to an ignition coil

An image for reference: Ignition Coil Leftmost (1 pin) Advancer second from left (1 pin) Gearbox second from right (4 pin) Battery Rightmost (4 pin, Positive, negative and a loopback) I have ...
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Coleman ct100u engine, no start

Verified igniton system is good, cleaned and gapped plug. The engine is is essentially pushing out gas from the carb side and not wanting to start, I don’t know what else to add I’m not really ...
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98 Mazda 626 GF 2L ATX zero ignition timing at idle?

My 1998 Mazda 626 GF 2L ATX has zero ignition timing at idle when fully warmed up causing a rough idle condition. I've replaced the faulty O2 sensor with no effect on the retarded timing and replaced ...
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When to replace the timing belt on a 2015 VW Golf TDI

I own a VW Golf TDI 1.6 Mk7 (2015) Odometer: 82,000KM. I would like to know at what Odometer reading should I change the timing belt/chain.
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Motorcycle: fuel and spark but no ignition?

I inherited a '79 Yamaha XS400 (2 cylinder, 4 stroke, air cooled, SOHC, duel carburetors). The timing chain had broken so I replaced it, setting the timing at the same time. I cannot start it. The ...
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1992 Fox Body 5.0

My son has a 92 Fox Body Mustang with the 5.0 Ford engine. We’re having problems setting the timing. The timing marks for coming up underneath the car rather than on the timing gage. We pulled the ...
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What's the best approach to install new Timing Belt that's 1/2 a tooth off

Sherpa 1979 17v "o series" engine petrol 1700 Hi, Sometime back I replaced a new timing belt. Timing marks were lined up accurately only to find that the belt was 1/2 a tooth out. I figured this ...
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Slipped timing belt. Can hard cranking an engine with cam timing way off likely cause valve damage?

I have a 1979 Austin Sherpa with an "O Series" 1700 petrol engine. Engine was running great before I replaced exhaust/inlet manifold and an SU Carb. Then it just wouldn't start. The engine was ...
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2005 Chevy Classic (malibu) with loose timing chain/broken guide?

Heard a knocking noise I feared was rodknock. Took it to the mechanic and they spent an hour looking at it and said the timing chain is loose and the guide is broken and separated from the bracket. ...
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2007 MX-5 - Motor will not turn fully after timing change replacement

I recently replaced my timing chain, tensioners, guides, waterpump, etc. I felt like I followed the instructions properly. When I attempted to start the car once complete the engine would not turn ...
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Why would a PCM / ECU retard timing at idle?

I'd like to understand better the reasons that a PCM / ECU would decide to retard timing at idle. I'm aware of the following: knock noise similar to knocking picked up by the sensor a defective ...
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Oil Leak at Upper Timing Cover BMW X5 2008

I have a 2008 BMW X5 4.8i (V8 engine) with 85,000 miles. The car runs well, and it had no check engine light when we handed over the keys. I just took it to get it serviced at a BMW specialist ...
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proper time for changing timing belt

Is it recommended to wait until it reaches the recommended mileage before changing the timing belt even if it is already 3 or more years
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How is the timing belt changed on vehicles with no timing marks?

My mechanic was changing the timing on 2010 Hyundai Verna which has a 1.6 DOHC, the timing belt is attached to one cam gear and those cams are connected by a chain from the other end. While an ...
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Adjusting the timing of a distributorless Toyota 4E-FE engine

I have a 1998 Toyota Corolla complete with a 1.3 4E-FE engine. As far as I can tell this is the 2nd generation 4E-FE engine with a distributorless set up. I'm in the process of modifying the car as ...
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Timing issues in a MK 3 Volkswagen golf

My friend has a MK 2 Volkswagen golf with a MK 3 2.0L SOHC engine swapped in it and it runs of a charge distributor. He complains about having timing issues after a mechanic twisted his charge ...
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1600cc VW Aircooled Engine Backfires with no power when hot

I'm working on a custom built trike based on a 1600cc Air-cooled VW engine. I'm a specialist auto-electrician and these engines are a bit before my time so I'm struggling to work out what is wrong. ...
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Do ignition coils on small motors (lawn mowers etc) determine timing?

I have a Stihl weed whacker for which I haven't been able to find an appropriate ignition module (coil). I purchased one for a similar model that would fit and now the whacker has spark again, however ...
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Spark timing advances as engine gets hot

I bought a timing light to check my spark timing; my vehicle is a 93' Mazda Miata and I am rotating the Cam Angle Sensor to advance or retard my timing. When I first used my timing light the engine ...
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High vacuum pressure on idle after timing gear and chain replacement

I just got my 1980 Chrysler LeBaron 318 V8 back from the mechanic, who replaced the timing gears and chain, which were the originals and very worn. Soon after leaving the mechanic, I noticed my ...
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2004 Kia Sedona 160000 miles Timing Belt Replacement

I have a 2004 Kia Sedona LX with 160000 miles on it. I am going to be changing out the Timing Belt. It will be the Car's second one. What do you recommend I replace while I am inside? Water Pump? ...
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Timing chain cover gasket

I posted a few weeks ago about cooolant leaking from the timing chain cover of my 2002 Corolla: Corolla - Coolant leaking from timing chain cover I went ahead and started to do job: removing the ...
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Timing related on 2000 Ford Excursion 6.8 Liter V10

Kind of a lengthy question. I had to pull the cylinder heads in order to repair exhaust manifold bolts that were broken. Unfortunately, I was not able to do it from the wheel wells. Before starting ...
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honda accord 2000 lx valve chatter

Timing belt was replaced and now there is a noticeable valve noise at 1600-1900 RPM. No noise at idle. Once you hit 2000 RPM and above no noise. Power is good across RPM band. Checked valve ...
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How much can sub-optimal octane affect efficiency or power?

Suppose a production fuel-injected engine is tuned for 93 octane fuel. As I understand it, the engine can still run on lower-octane (i.e., less knock-resistant) fuel, but it will pull timing to avoid ...
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Strange noise from timing belt area

I just changed the timing belt and water pump on my 98 Mazda 626. After I got everything reassembled I started up the engine. I had been running the engine for a few minutes, revved it up to around ...
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Properly Aligning My Timing Marks

I've run into an interesting dilemma. I'm doing my timing belt / water pump on my 98 Mazda 626 2L and am at the point of putting the belt back on, but something has come up. I checked my timing ...
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how to determine TDC after bottom end rebuild

here is my question, i want to know how to find TDC on compression stroke, the only problem is how do you find it without the cams or valves(they would have been taken off and then put on again ...
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How do I determine if I am on 1 or 6 at TDC?

The crank has been turned since the timing gears were installed. The distributor is out of the engine. I still have to put the push rods in. How do I determine if I am on 1 or 6 at TDC?
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Why are these paint dots under the timing belt cover not consistent?

I am about midway done with changing the timing belt & water pump on my 1999 Toyota, which features a 6-cylinder 5VZ-FE engine. After getting the front timing cover off, I discovered that there ...
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97 manual ford ranger throwing a camshaft position sensor code

We've replaced the computer, sensor and timing belt(not sure of we did it right). Relays are good. Truck will fire, stay running for about 30 seconds then bog down & die
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Timing gear/crank shaft issues in Fiat Palio 2004, worth fixing?

I have a Fiat Palio 1.2 NV Sports (petrol) from 2004 which has been having timing gear/crank shaft related issues of late. It first showed up in Dec 2014 when the car suddenly died on me (at about 97K ...
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Diesel engine timing?

A petrol engine can fire the spark plugs slightly earlier or later to account for factors like revolution speed and engine temperature. However a diesel only fires when the mixture is compressed. ...
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Subaru Forester - Timing Belt

I have a Subaru Forester X Limited AT 2000cc 2AB 2009. The timing belt requires replacement. My question is if the Gates TCK304 Timing Belt Component Kit, fits my Subaru?
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1997 Infiniti J30 is sometimes very slow to get power after a full stop, otherwise fine

My 1997 Infiniti J30 is sometimes very slow to get any power when I start going from a full stop. I can put the pedal to the floor, and it will slowly creep forward for 3-5 seconds, then suddenly ...
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Peugeot 207 gti depollution fault

Car starts rough but runs fine ,no loss of power. check engine light on and depollution system faulty on dash. Local garage scanned car and came up with camshaft sensor fault but they think timing ...
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Rover Mini Mayfair Auto 1990/H

When cranking, the engine turns and there is a spark....not strong. I can't find the timing mark through the circulled(rubber) hole, but the arrow shows on the cover. How can I freely turn (by hand) ...
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Clicking noise in Opel Astra

I just bought a 99 Opel Astra and I have noticed a clicking noise in it. I opened the bonnet and it sounds like it may be coming from the timing belt! I really don't know though. The guy i bought it ...
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97 Honda Accord won't start after head gasket replacement

I recently replaced the head gasket on my Honda Accord. The cylinder head was tested at a machine shop and they also replaced the valve seals. I didn't do any work to the cylinders, except use ...
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How is Dodge Spark Advance Controlled by the PCM if there is a Distributor?

The Chilton manual for the late 90s and early 2000s Durango and RAM says that PCM controls ignition timing and spark advance. I don't understand this, because these motors are equipped with a ...
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Bad exhaust leak or valve interference after HG change?

2006 Volvo s40 2.4i I replaced my HG the other day (I've done a few before with no problems). I was very careful marking everything. Locking the cams together with a cam locking tool specific for ...
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Single-cylinder engine - no camshaft position sensor?

I'm doing some research on the Honda CRF450. This is a single-cylinder engine. I'm interested in the fuel-injected models (not the older carbureted versions). As far as I can tell, this engine doesn'...
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my timing belt is broken and top dead centers (TDC) are off

T-belt on Sienna 2004 was broken. How do I do re-timing for my car both cam-and-crankshafts before installing the t-belt? Thanks
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Timing belt changed, won't start

I just did the timing belt change in a Honda 2007 V6 Accord. I thought I aligned the belt, but I guess I didn't. Now it won't cranks but won't start. How do I fix the timing issue? mark on Crank is ...
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honda accord 1997 2.2L timing belt

I took off the timing belt and balancing belt before finding top dead center what can I do to get everything lined up before I put belt back on
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What would cause the cam carriers to shatter on my BMW 3 Series (2011)

The timing chain has stretched and the cam carriers have shattered after only 72,000 miles. What could cause this? I have found out that the car was mapped/chipped by the previous owner. Have no idea ...