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How to adjust the timing

Getting a knocking sound, already did a carb cleanout,have a back fire

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most of the time if its just a little bit though filling the tank with super unleaded will take out the noise.
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the other thing that could have happend is the timing may have jumped time on the timing belt itself.this is a complely different timing.
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you say in your text and i quote .

The service tech only adjusted the distributor fas far as he could to lower the idle.

a tech should never be turning the distributer to lower the idle nor should this be explained in any way to the customer.

if a tech says he dosent understand something stop them rightaway and get your car out of there or get someone else to talk to .
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have a competent service tech test and conferm the timing belt or chain timing .

keep me posted

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