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Re: [T3] ignition timing


On 6 Nov 2005 at 22:53, Dan Hoopes wrote:

> this summer when i was driving my car more, i noticed a sound like
> rattling bottles in the back when accelerating on a hill or with more
> gas than normal - typical pinging/knocking, right?  so i checked the
> timing and it was way advanced from any tick marks (like 2 or 3 big
> screwdriver notches away) by a local guy who did some work for me
> (anyone remember my incident with the door ding at the shop?)

Right, classical knock symptoms, in this case caused by too much ignition 
timing advance. Yes, I remember the door ding.  ;-p

> i took out my light and changed it to the middle timing mark that i
> had painted white a few years ago.  the rattling bottles went away
> (along with some power and pep).  head and oil temps may have dropped,
> but i can't be sure.

Why can't you be sure? Was it because any change was just too small to be sure 
of, or because other things got changed at the same time? Were you doing the 
switch to synthetic at this same time?

-- 
Jim Adney
jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, WI 53711-3054
USA

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