Last Updated: 07/29/96
From: Lee Chang
It's a lot easier to do this with another person, so grab a friend before
Before you advance the timing on an Integra you need to
first put a
jumper in the passenger side socket or you'll get an inaccurate reading. To
get to the socket, remove the
kick panel under the passenger side dash (there should be two tabs holding
it on). Then reach up and grab pull out the big green socket, which is
actually a socket cover holding two blue sockets. Pull off the cover and
put a paper clip or thin wire into the two holed socket to form a
circuit. If you did this right, you should see the check engine light
stay on when the car is running.
Hook up your timing gun to the rubber coil on the distributor cap and the
wire for plug #1.
Now, to find the timing marks, look on the pulley on the lower driver
side of the engine. You should be able see to two marks on the belt with a
timing gun, a red one and a white one on top. To find the actual
reading, zero your gun and look to see where the red mark falls against
the engine block. This, duh, is your zero-mark. Remember where this is.
If you have small enough hands, reach down and mark it with a pencil Now
play with the
adjustment on the gun until the white mark falls onto the "zero-mark".
The reading on the gun should say 16 BTDC +/- 2 degrees which is factory,
mine said 15 BTDC. Set the gun at 18 BTDC and loosen the three bolts (careful it
might be hot!) on the distributor and move it counter-clockwise until
the white mark hits the "zero-mark". This is where that friend comes
in handy, one to do the moving and one to do the looking.
When it's set, tighten everything back up and shut the motor off before
you remove the jumper.
From: Somchanok Prathnadi
B R B White= TDC
I I I I
Right ? ------> 18 16 14 0
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|_____ was this
Mine is like this with connector shorted.