You do have to time SR20. You have to have a timing light to do this procedure. Your timing marks is on the crankshaft pulley.
1. Start engine and warm to normal operating temperature. Turn ignition off. Disconnect throttle
position sensor harness connector.
2. Start engine. Increase engine speed to 2000 RPM, 2 or 3 times, then allow engine to return to
idle. Engine should be operating smoothly at correct idle RPM.
3. If ignition timing is incorrect, loosen hold-down bolt and turn distributor to adjust ignition
timing. Turn ignition off and connect throttle position sensor harness connector. Recheck
IGNITION TIMING (Degrees BTDC @ RPM)
Application Man. Trans. 2.0L 13-17 @ 700-800
Thursday, December 18th, 2008 AT 7:11 PM