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1992 subaru HI, I went out to check the spark and it started up? there was a lot of grey smoke pouring out for 10 minutes,maybe because of the heat i had put in the gas tank,its suppose to clean injectors also. anyway after having put the new plugs in I think it is out of time? I have never timed a car without a distributor,so maybe you could explain how to do that?? I have a timing light from the 70s,can I use it?? any info. would be appreciated. windspirit22

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If you don't have a distributor for the ignition then the ECM, computer, controls the timing. To adjust the timing you have to have an OBD tool to plug into the cars diagnostic plug to m ake adjustments. If it's running a little rough go ahead and run a couple of tanks of gas through you car before worrying about the timing. Use a fuel injector cleaner in your gas tank like Lucas brand. Some Autozones will plug their units in and read codes for you if your concered about other problems. Good luck.

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  • David Robinson Jan 03, 2009

    There is one more thing I should have mentioned. For diognostic help you can always go to www.autozone.com. They have repair guides, specs and troubleshooting guides. Just put your vehicle in the Manage Vehicles area and then click on Repair Info. Good luck. Please remember to rate me, thanks.

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