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86 nissan z24 engine

What are the timing specs for the ignition

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  • paul vee May 11, 2010

    is that 5 degrees BTDC or ATDC ?

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    how do you bleed the breacks on a 86 nissan z24

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    i need the torque specs on a 2.4l z24 engine



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Ignition should be set to 5 degrees ( +/- 2 degrees)

Before setting ignition timing, be sure to disconnect and plug vacuum hose to vacuum advance unit on distributor.

Posted on Nov 24, 2008


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