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Timing i have a 1988 f 350 with a brand new 460, it knocks and pings bad under load. i would like to check the timing, what is it? and do i have to unhook anything to change it. thanks ryan

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  • ryan b Jun 13, 2008

    thank you, i thought that was it but figured i should ask. thanks again

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First of all you'll need a timing light. When you have a timing light, connect the 2 clips to the pos. and neg. of the battery and the 3rd connector, clip it over no.1 spark plug wire. This is the 1st plug towards the front of the engine on the pass. side. At the base of the distributor is a 1/2in. bolt. Loosen this bolt only enough to be able to rotate the distributor. Start the truck and point the light at the timing pointer just above the balancer looking down at it from the pass. side. As the timing light strobes, you'll see numbers appear on the balancer. Line up the mark for the number 8 and tighten distributor hold down bolt again. Repeat if necessary.

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