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Re: SVO: Adjusting the base iginition timing

Weideman, Gary wrote:

> I purchased an '86 SVO recently and have a question about adjusting the
> initial base timing. The idle on this car has always been a little rough
> and I'm wondering if the timing is off a little.

Generally new plugs clear up a rough idle for me every time.

> Is the initial base
> timing adjustable ??

Yep, just twist the distributor the old-fashioned way.

> I had the timing belt changed last week and the car still idles a little
> rough, has pretty good acelleration but pings a fair amount (even with
> 93 grade gas) when I get on it. I think the timing may be off a little,
> am I right to assume this ??

Yeah, sounds like they got the accessory shaft off by a tooth, and didn't
bother to check the timing.