1998 Toyota Tacoma Q&A
1998 Toyota Tacoma Question: how do i set the timing
Here it is from the manual: 1. WARM UP ENGINE Allow the engine to warm up to normal operating temperature. 2. CONNECT TOYOTA HAND-HELD TESTER OR OBD II SCAN TOOL 1. Connect the TOYOTA hand-held tester or OBD II scan tool to the DLC 3. 2. Please refer to the TOYOTA hand-held tester or OBD II scan tool operators manual for further details. 3. CHECK IGNITION TIMING 1. Using Special Service Tool (SST) , connect terminals TE1 and E1 of the DLC1. SST 09843-18020 HINT: After engine speed is kept at about 1,000 rpm for 5 seconds, check that it returns to idle speed. 2. Using a timing light, connect the test probe to the No.1 high-tension cord. 3. Check ignition timing. Ignition timing: 3 - 7°BTDC @ idle 4. Remove the SST from the DLC1. SST 09843-18020 4. FURTHER CHECK IGNITION TIMING Ignition timing: 4 - 17°BTDC @ idle HINT: The timing mark moves in a range between 4°and 17°. 5. DISCONNECT TOYOTA HAND-HELD TESTER OR OBD II SCAN TOOL AND TIMING LIGHT Zee - ZeeTech
How do you set the timing? Or what should the timing be set at?
In the mornings when I first get going, no codes, everything works great. then the codes kick in when engine is good and warm and accelerating. If it is a very cool morning, it wont happen. I ha...