Friday, December 7th, 2012 AT 9:09 PM
I have a rebuilt Toyota 22re Eng fuel injected. It starts fine, it idles fine, I have the timing set at 5 degrees for TDC. The thing is that in driving the truck, it is Totally gutless, and when I put a timing light on it, and rev. The Eng, the timing retards before it advances. This vehicle has no pod on the side of the distributor, So I assume it is electronically spark advanced. Is the spark advance and retardation run by the computer / Brains, ? If not what controls it? What could be the cause? Or is it normal for this vehicle to retard right before it advances on timing mark? If you answer this question and I am able to fix the problem by your help, I will send in a donation as I have done in the past. Thank you for your time.