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What degree to set timing on
What year? some later models have a probe tube that requires a tool to be inserted in it from the tune up analyser..other models have a plate near the harmonic balancer(big bottom pulley) cast into the block with numbers and slashes on it..usually between 4 and 10-12 degrees before TDC..top dead center.. is proper but the parts store will have specs on it for sure.you can use a light gun on these.. repost with further inquiries...thnx
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Posted on Feb 23, 2010
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SOURCE: 1992 Chevrolet Tahoe timing
timing on the chevy motors do not very much.
most of the older 350's timing are set about 8 deg before top dead center. some california smog certified 350 timing were set back to 0 deg or, at top dead center. check under the hood for a smog decal. it should have the timing specs, or it might say "timing not adjustable" or N/A. if it is missing the decal i would set it at 8 deg, road drive it, and listen for enging pinging on accelerating under load. if no ping i would leave it at 8 deg,if there is slight pinging i would ****** the timing in 2 deg increments until the pining stops. i would stop if i reach reach 0 deg or top dead center.
Posted on Sep 13, 2012
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