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pete
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5/26/2008
12:41:49

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How do I index my distributor on a 1992 318 dakota? I had put in a block bushing, oil drive gear and disributor, I want o set it right.

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5/26/2008
13:23:27

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rotate engine "Clockwise"
till you get TDC #1
if you go pst do NOT turn motor backwards
go all the way around again

you want the rotor to just start to touch the line under the dist



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5/26/2008
16:37:57

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But make sure the TDC you use is on the compression stroke, not the exhaust stroke.



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5/26/2008
21:01:17

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I heard or read something about using a voltmeter, is this not needed or did I miss read something?



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5/26/2008
23:20:31

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Using a voltmeter to do WHAT?!

Preliminary setting is as described above. Final setting will be with engine idling at operating temp while you rotate the distributor for proper spark advance.



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5/29/2008
09:16:03

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pete you are correct. Justin doesn't know what he is talking about regarding your engine :)

You can't set the the advance via the dist. :)

Try a google search as I am not totally positive if I remember it.

I think it is
set #1 to TDC and the move the dist. until it just does the change from 0-5V. But not sure and not sure which wires off hand - I use a DRB to set mine.

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Dodge_1994_5.2_timing_specs



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5/29/2008
19:39:17

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Sorry Justin, didn't mean it to sound so harsh :)



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5/29/2008
22:11:29

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Hey, no big deal.
I assumed, incorrectly it seems, that it was a simple distributor adjustment to set timing, like on "older" engines.
It appears from your explanation that a slotted disk, or some other arrangement, is used in the distributor to control spark timing.

Sorry, Pete.
I was wrong.




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5/29/2008
23:15:41

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jjj you and the other guy 2 fukken morons
he needs to reset the fuel injector sync!!!!!
not set the dam timing!!!!

timing is controlled by the pcm


and BTW on a 92 the sync is set manually
as said above!!!!
no fukken volt meter

and no fukken timing lights!



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5/29/2008
23:22:43

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"you want the rotor to just start to touch the line under the dist"

and i believe it is marked CYL

its the same for the V6 of that year
ask on the V6 board
Larry JJ auto owns his own shop
ask your same question over there and see what he tells you
these guys are steering you wrong!
and i believe its none other the the IMP/flamer retard



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5/30/2008
00:15:02

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YaTwits - at least your name is correct.

You either set the sync via voltmeter or with scan tool. If you don't know what you are talking about don't talk :) azzhat

While there may be a quick marking to get you in the ball park, final adjustment should be made correctly. Notice I said I use the DRB3 if that tells you anything.

Justin,
Timing is controlled via PCM, though it can be tweaked a few degrees via crank sensor. Distributor has the cam sensor (basically) in it and controls fuel inj. sync.



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5/30/2008
01:37:04

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jjj your a fukktard!!!!!!!!

I WILL REPEAT for your sorry ass!!!!!

92 is best set manually!!!!!!!!
as described above!

92-96 have shown the best power and MPG increases
what the fuel injector sync is set manually
U dumb mutha fukken anal dwelling but monkey

so you know what u can do with your voltmeter dontcha ????????



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5/30/2008
07:49:33

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2 yr. olds shouldn't be allowed to play on mommy's computer LOL

Yep you know better than the factory I guess.

Voltmeter is a crude way to set it, going by a mark is a more primitive way yet LOL

OH and what is the difference between the 92, 96 and 03's? They all operate the same way, so manually setting the sync should be the "best" for all years I guess.



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5/30/2008
17:27:08

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seems JJJ doesn't know azz from elbow

and the guy was right
factory setting is real weak
manually set as he told the guys nets more power and better MPGs its been proven time over

*what is the difference between the 92, 96 and 03's?*

again cupcake you don't?
try they are EGR motors 03 isn't

shall we teach you what an EGR valve is now and what it does too?



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5/30/2008
20:28:46

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What an AZZ! LOL

WTF does egr have to do with fuel inj. sync.?

Explain to me when you go through the Chrysler training LOL.

Ok smart little boy, show me where it has been proven over and over again. I'll take a service manual, tsb, or heck even mopar racing tech. I might even take a well respected mopar gurus opinion. So let's see it in writing. Show me where it is better to just line it up vs. setting it with the DRB3.

You probably degree in your cams by "Uh yup the dots line up!" ROFLMAO



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6/01/2008
16:32:31

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jjj = john jacob jingleheimer smith



pete
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6/03/2008
18:17:29

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Ok so I dont drive this truck everyday and have not set yet. so which way is the BEST way to set. How do I reset the fuel injection sync?



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6/03/2008
20:29:18

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go ask this very same question on the V6 board

"so which way is the BEST way to set. How do I reset the fuel injection sync"
list your year

and watch what they tell you

remember your engine is the same as the 3.9 V6 of that year minus 2 cyls.





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6/03/2008
23:32:27

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BEST way is with the DRB3 scanner or another compatible scanner - this from a Chyrsler driveability specialist of many years.
Setting it this way leaves no doubt, stock spec is 0 deg +/- 10. I find +6 to be a good setting.



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11/12/2010
04:44:47

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I know this is an old thread but I just came across it and have to correct you azz monkeys before you fock someone else and send them down the wrong road again.

Yep you fuctards are really knowledgeable, about what I have no idea.....maybe tonque probin for tape worms.

Anyway jjj is right on the mark. No opinion here just fact. As always there's always some in the crowd that know it all, and unfortunately they will sometimes lead the unknowing down the path to hell. LISTEN TO JJJ !

The timing on these engines is NOT controlled by the distributor in any way. If you move the distributor housing all your doing is changing the fuel injection sync. There's a cam inside the distributor housing that controls the firing of the fuel injectors and keeps them in sync with the firing of the spark plugs and the position of the pistons in the stroke cycle. This can be set by a voltmeter but is much easier and more accurate with the proper scanner. The voltmeter is hit or miss at best. It is done by watching for the voltage to switch between 0 and 5 volts. It can easily be off by as much as +/- 8. Just do a search on the net for "dodge fuel synch voltmeter". While it is also possible to get it close enough to get by, by hand without the voltmeter or a scan tool, it's also possible to fire a muzzloader without measuring the powder, or bet your whole life savings on a spin of the roulette wheel I wouldn't recommend it. Just like for every survivor or winner for the above comparisons there are going to be many losers, for every time someone gets close enough to get by there will be hundreds pulling their hair out and going crazy trying. If you have nothing better to do with your life by all means have at it. If you want to save your sanity and get it running and don't have the money for a shop to use a scan tool then break out the voltmeter. If you can afford take it to the dealer and have it done right. The only way setting it by hand or ear or any other bullshat is ever going to perform better is if the dealer sets it back to its stock setting of 0 and the "old school" shat gets very lucky and just happens to land you on a setting that performs better. But that same setting can be done with the scanner as well , and as jjj said, you'll know EXACTLY where you are. Just have the dealer set it where you want it and be done with it already. The dealer can set anything you request from -10 to +10.

Just a parting thought, jjj challenged all of you shat suckers to show where it's been proven over and over, challenged you wet shat slurpin suzies to show where any successful pros do it your butt humpin inbred hillbilly way, and then the thread went dead. What no response ? jjj called you and you all choked on your own shat ! LOSERS !!



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12/23/2011
21:09:48

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well boys i've done it i indexed my distributor with a volt meter it works but didn't fix my problem my lft Thats LONG FUEL TRIM is at-28 sft
Thats SHORT FUEL TRIM is around -2 or so this is a fresh engine my map at idle is 19. I induce a vacuum leak pulled the pcv hose the brake booster hose and the perge valve hose RPM gose up long fuel trim drops to about -17 engine runs well I dont understand whats going on any ideas
ps my scan tool is just a cheep one



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