• Tiny
  • Duroc_1
  • Dodge Dakota

I have a 1989 Dakota SE with the 3.9 v6. It came from the dealer with a distributor advance curve kit installed. The kit was removed in 1998. The timing was set close to TDC. Recently, while overhauling the emission system, I changed the timing back to the original specs found under the hood (10* front of TDC at 2200 RPM), but I did not install a new Curve Kit. The problem is that I am not really enthused with the trucks performance or gas mileage - I wonder if an improved timing setting would help.
Question: Do the manufacture specs for idle speed and timing stay the same without the advance curve kit?

Saturday, April 1st, 2006 AT 10:42 AM

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  • Tiny
  • losone
  • Member

The Dakota V6 has been enimic on it's best day. The previous owner tried to spice it up a bit. They get poor economy. Hopefully you can go to Jegs on line and fine the right curve you need.

Good luck

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Saturday, April 1st, 2006 AT 11:46 AM

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