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Ok so I fixed everything on my prelude and now all I need to figure out is how to ajust the timing with the distributor cap its not a major time it needs just a little how can I turn it there 3nuts

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Loosen the 3 nut a bit and the distributor will move first video is ok second show how to on old civic the 3rd one is exactly what you want

Posted on Apr 03, 2015

  • austin Apr 03, 2015

    Thank u so much this helps me allot it dnt need a bit time it just kinda bounces a lil right at the last rotation befor its off

  • pierre laplante Apr 03, 2015

    your welcome



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