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1992 Ford Tempo 2.3 Ignition Timing

I need to know the ignition timing setting on the 1992 Ford Tempo 2.3 and whether it sets on #1 TDC or #4 TDC

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    just need to know how to do it



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#1 tdc it is 10 degrees BTDC you must remove the shorting plug at the dist before setting

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Installation of wires
  1. Whenever a high tension wire is removed for any reason from a spark plug, coil or distributor cap, or a new high tension wire is installed, Silicone Dielectric Compound WA-10, D7AZ-19A331-A (ESE-M1C171-A) or equivalent must be applied to boot before it is reconnected. Using a small clean tool, coat entire interior surface of boot with Silicone Dielectric Compound WA-10, D7AZ-19A331-A (ESE-M1C171-A) or equivalent.
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