Mechanics

IGNITION TIMING

1996 Honda Civic

Engine Mechanical problem
1996 Honda Civic 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 300000 miles

an old car, no owners manual, can anybody give me info on how many degrees should the ignition timing be? . And what is the best way to do it? WILL IT ADD TO THE WEAR AND TEAR OF THE ENGINE IF IT IS ADVANCE OR DELAYED. Tnx pros.
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Axis
August 7, 2010.




There is an under hood sticker that displays that information and it might harm the motor if the timing is not correct.
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Dr. Hagerty
Aug 7, 2010.
Or a local smog inspection station will have that information at their fingertips. It will depend on the motor, 12 degrees plus or minus 2 degrees is the non Vtec and 16 plus or minus two for the vtec

Dr. Hagerty
Aug 8, 2010.

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