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1990 Ford F-250 Question: How do I set/adjust the timing?

 

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BubbaBoy, 5.8L V8, Pasadena, MD, May 29, 2011, 08:58
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I've got number 1 piston to the top, distributor arm is at number one spark plug, but the timing mark is still off. Engine is lacking power (too retarded). Any suggestions?

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    dandd May 29, 2011, 18:23
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    Unplug the SPOUT connector and set the timing to 10 degrees, Do this after the engine is warmed up and at a normal idle speed. The SPOUT connector is a little 2 wire black or gray connector that rests near the distributor. It disables the computer controlled timing so you can adjust it accurately.

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