Question about 1987 Nissan Pickup
Thanks for your info. Since we last mailed I have gapped the plugs, installed new points & condenser, set to .020 by feeler gage, replaced thermostat (unrelated to question) and replaced the fuel filter as well a dumped a can of fuel system cleaner in a full tank of petrol. The contents of the fuel filter looked really bad. Have not rounded up dwell meter or timing light yet but so far no improvement. What should the dwell be for this engine. The data plate shows timing to be 3 deg. BTDC. Idles fine but misbehaves under any kind of load--just normal street use. By your description it appears this engine has a timing belt.
The dwell angle should be 50 degrees (49-55) Your problem sounds like either the ignition system breaking down under load or a carburettor progression fault, i.e. the idle circuit is working fine but the main jets are blocked. This can sometimes be cleared by revving the engine with the air filter off & then covering the carb inlet with a piece of rag while keeping the throttle wide open, taking care not to let the rag get sucked in! The idea is to use the vacuum of the engine to **** fuel through the jets & hopefully clear them. Do this a couple of times without letting the engine cut out. Remove the rag just before the engine dies, pick up the revs & try again. Sorry I couldn't answer yesterday but there seemed to be a fault with the website.
Good luck & keep in touch.
Posted on Jul 08, 2008
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