can anyone tell me which direction to turn the distributor to advance/retard timing...can you give it to me in clockwise/counterclockwise to make it less confusing, thanxs.
It's what I posted above. I was about 90% sure at the time I typed it because I wasn't anywhere near my car(s)... But I checked it, and I'm 100% sure.<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by lefty75:
well, which is it guys...can an expert shed some light on this???</font>
Interesting... I just looked at that on SE-R.net. It should be the opposite. You rotate towards the firewall to advance and towards the front of the engine to retard. I'm sure of it, unless both my SR20's were assembled backwards or something. The SE-R's timing is around 15deg so it's hard to say on that one. However, the NX's timing is at 19deg and it's obvious that the distributor is rotated more towards the firewall (clockwise) than the front of the car (counterclockwise).<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Stiletto:
okay, so why does the se-r.net instructions tell you the opposite?
"If not, slightly loosen two bolts holding the distributor, and twist it [toward the front of the engine to advance, toward the cabin to retard] to obtain the desired timing. [Recheck the setting after tightening the bolts!]."