What You Should Know About Volvo Ignition Timing

Gasoline engines cannot rely on air and gas alone so that they can operate efficiently. There should be a way by which these engines ignite the gas, and must also have enough air to enter the combustion chamber. This is why there is a spark plug threaded into the combustion chamber, and from there high voltage is sent from the ignition coil to the plug.  This is responsible in creating the spark, igniting both fuel and air then creating what is needed to heat and force the piston down. Here is where power can be made for the vehicle to operate.

Volvo ignition timing is very important. The ignition distributor, as the name implies, takes charge of distributing the high voltage coming from the coil to the spark plug. This should be done at the correct time. Want to know more about ignition timing? Here are facts you must be familiar with.

Ignition Timing is Important When Matching Rotor Position to the Old Distributor

When you remove the old ignition distributor, you will definitely mark that position right where it engages the engine. This will allow you to easily match the new distributor location, and easily align it to the part when installing. Try lowering the distributor to the engine block so that you can alight the rotor to the mark. Note that both the camshaft gears and distributor follow a cut at an angle. This will then require you to position the rotor at a 30-degree angle so that you can get the timing correctly.

It is Important to Check the Ignition Timing

Also called the base timing check, this is that part of the process when you will need an inductive timing light to complete the whole procedure. The tool called the inductive clamp should be placed around the spark plug wire on the number one cylinder. Two electrical connections are created from the timing light, and this should be connected to the car's battery so that the light will work correctly.

Along this process, you must also be able to find the electronic base timing procedure. This is important if the car has an electronic distributor in it. There are some vehicles with labeled engine compartments that particularly show this procedure. This will help get the base timing mode so that the ignition timing can be adjusted accordingly.

Check the Ignition Timing After

Starting the engine will help you with that. In case the engine fails to start, you need to remove the distributor slightly and then move it either counter clockwise or clockwise in order to allow the engine to start. You can do this procedure until such time that the timing is correct, or the distributor is at the direction where you feel like it can easily start the engine. Begin the timing procedure again once the engine runs, right after the car has warmed up. The timing light must likewise be connected to the vehicle. You know it is working when the light flashes rapidly.