View Full Version : Distributor setting

16-03-2010, 11:01 AM
Do I need to short out the distributor in order to return it to it's static timing setting so I can set the cam timing correctly, how do I short it?

16-03-2010, 01:19 PM
You will have to translate matey,and you can start by telling us,what type of vehicle,and the engine code,and what you mean by short it

17-03-2010, 08:39 AM
I have a 2000 model transporter, 2.5 ltr 5 cyl petrol, By short out I mean do I need to earth a wire from the distributor to be able to set the timing....

17-03-2010, 11:27 AM
The engine must be put into basic setting,you can then use a stroboscope.the TDC mark O is on the flywheel (accessed through the hole on top of the gearbox) Setting figure: 6 1 before TDC,

22-03-2010, 12:25 PM
Thanx Kenney, I sorted it and put around 700 k's on the old girl over the weekend, she ran smooth as new....