How do you hook up a timing light

Published: 27.03.2018

These are generalized instructions for how timing and a timing light works. The one on the left is not one to recommend. I honestly have no idea why they would tell you that.

Newer cars are computer controlled and while a timing light may give information, the computer controls the timing. How to connect to a constant 12v and a ignition 12v source in my car? Why you should contribute.

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The other two wires consist of a red clamp and a blk clamp. But most people would probably prefer the much cooler, ray gun-shaped, "pistol grip" variety First, you should know that timing lights come in a few different shapes and sizes, and range in features from bare-bones functionality to lots of bells and whistles.

Author Post time Subject Direction: The engine has a mark right next to the pulley that represents TDC. Through a phenomenon known as the stroboscopic effect, a properly aimed timing light will indicate where the Number 1 piston is in its up-and-down travel when the spark fires.

How To Use a Timing Light

Depending on the quirks of your vehicle and which timing light you use, what you actually see under the hood may differ.

You can see the degree advancement knob. This information, by the way, applies to mostly older vehicles, which use a distributor to send electrical energy to the spark plugs. Well, you could take your car down to Honest Al's Auto Repair and fork over the dollar-equivalent of a nice evening out for two Where do I start?

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    1. Tim_Werban - 06.04.2018 in 01:23

      The degrees refer to how far the crankshaft has rotated relative to the Number 1 cylinder's piston at top dead center TDC of the compression stroke.

      Oliver_Queen - 10.04.2018 in 02:40

      How Eagle Cars Work. Well, you could take your car down to Honest Al's Auto Repair and fork over the dollar-equivalent of a nice evening out for two

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