View Full Version : How do I check the timing?

07-14-2002, 02:15 PM
I am lost. Do I have to disconnect the SPOUT connecter? Whatever that is....if so where is it? Thanks.

Joisey Jim
07-14-2002, 02:57 PM
It varies with model year, but the "spout" is a gray plastic plug usually on the wiring harness on top of the compressor. You remove it to hold base timing and use a DIS compatable timing light in the normal way - if your harmonic balancer or casing has traditional timing marks. However, it's generally a waste of time because the timing is electronically controlled and can't be changed. Checking the timing with the spout connected can be useful to verify advance and to see if the knock sensor/boost retard systems are functioning.