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How do you set the timing on a Nissan Quest 1995??

I aligned the pulley to the yellow mark and pointed the rotor to the 1st spark plug the car started but I need to fine tune it. Where do you find the screw to adjust with the gun?

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With engine nice and warm,move distributor till it sounds right then drive it and if it pinks ****** it a fraction till it stops pinking,job done

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